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Globalization and Labor Conditions$
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Robert J. Flanagan

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195306002

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0195306007.001.0001

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Economic Development and Labor Conditions

Economic Development and Labor Conditions

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(p.35) Chapter 3 Economic Development and Labor Conditions
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Globalization and Labor Conditions
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Robert J. Flanagan (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195306007.003.0003

This chapter reveals the influence of economic development, national economic and political institutions, and social diversity on labor conditions. Putting globalization aside, the foremost positive influence on labor conditions is level of development (a country’s real per capita income). Policies that raise per capita income improve virtually all labor conditions. At any level of development, however, countries still differ in their labor conditions. The chapter shows how democratic government, protection of property rights, and the degree of ethnic and religious diversity influence this remaining international variation in labor conditions.

Keywords:   democracy, economic development, economic growth, ethnic diversity, per capita income, political institutions, religious diversity

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