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Globalization and Labor Conditions

Robert J. Flanagan


This book explains how the three main mechanisms of globalization — international trade, international migration, and international capital flows — alter working conditions (particularly wages, work hours, and job safety) and labor rights (freedom of association, nondiscrimination, and the elimination of forced and child labor). An important sub-theme is the relative importance of international markets and international regulation in providing improvements in labor conditions around the world. The book presents evidence on how labor conditions changed during the late 20th-century globalization ... More

Keywords: globalization, labor conditions, labor regulation, labor rights, labor standards, race to the bottom, working conditions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195306002
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2006 DOI:10.1093/0195306007.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert J. Flanagan, author
Stanford University
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