Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Globalization and Labor Conditions$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Robert J. Flanagan

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195306002

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0195306007.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 16 July 2019

Trade and Labor Conditions

Trade and Labor Conditions

Chapter:
(p.55) Chapter 4 Trade and Labor Conditions
Source:
Globalization and Labor Conditions
Author(s):

Robert J. Flanagan (Contributor Webpage)

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195306007.003.0004

This chapter examines the effect of international trade on labor conditions around the world. Evidence developed in the chapter shows that open trade policies improve working conditions by raising per capita income, as international trade theory predicts. Countries with open trade policies also have superior labor rights, and labor rights improve over time in countries that adopt open trade policies. In the short run, trade clearly enhances the working conditions of workers in export industries (including those working in export processing zones) but threatens the conditions of workers whose companies compete with imports. The evidence shows that with the passage of time, all workers benefit by moving into more productive employment settings. The evidence in this chapter implies that trade sanctions are likely to worsen labor conditions in target countries.

Keywords:   closed trade policies, export processing zones, free trade, international trade, international trade theories, labor conditions, labor rights, open trade policies, trade sanctions, working conditions

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .