When more can be less: labor standards, development, and the informal economy

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Abstract

I have taken an approach which departs from both dominant positions in the debate on labor standards for newly-industrializing countries. I propose the separation of labor standards into discrete categories amenable to different levels of implementation and international monitoring. The common end-result was an acute labor market dualism which protected a privileged segment of the labor force at the expense of the majority. Firms and states alike subsequently sought to by-pass this protected sector in their quest for international competitiveness. There is no alternative to state intervention in the labor market, but it should not consist of enacting unrealistic laws and then erratically enforcing them. -from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)219-237
Number of pages19
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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