Globalization, wages, and the quality of jobs : five country studies / Raymond Robertson ... [et al.], editors.Material type: TextLanguage: English Publication details: Washington D.C. : World Bank, c2009. Description: xvii, 282 p. : ill. ; 26 cmISBN: 9780821379349 (alk. paper); 0821379348 (alk. paper); 9780821379554; 0821379550Subject(s): Labor market -- Developing countries | Labor -- Social aspects -- Developing countries | International trade -- Social aspects | Developing countries -- CommerceDDC classification: 331.12091724 LOC classification: HD5852 | .G58 2009Online resources: WorldCat details | Ebook Fulltext
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Globalization, wages, and the quality of jobs.
Washington D.C. : World Bank, c2009
Includes bibliographical references and index.
TOC Overview: the promises and perils of globalization / Raymond Robertson ... [et al.] -- A review of the globailization literature: implications for employment, wages, and labor standards / Drusilla Brown -- Globalization and working conditions : a framework for county studies / Raymond Robertson -- Globalization and working conditions : evidence from Cambodia / Samsen Neak and Raymond Robertson -- The effect of globalization on working conditions: El Salvador, 1995-2005 -- Globalization and working conditions : evidence from Honduras / Douglas Marcouiller and Raymond Robertson -- Globalization and working conditions: evidence from Indonesia / Raymond Robertson ... [et al.] -- Export processing zones in Madagascar: the impact of the dismantling of clothing quotas on employment and labor standards / Jean-Pierre Cling, Mireille Razafindrakoto, and François Roubaud.
Trade liberalization holds both promises and perils for workers around the world. This book uses a fresh analytical framework to show that while globalization has been associated with improvements in working conditions in the exposed sectors (apparel and textile), questions remain about the durability and generalization of such improvements.