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Publications

 

June 13, 2011

Globalization, Wages, and Working Conditions: A Case Study of Cambodian Garment Factories - Working Paper 257

Using a comprehensive data set of working conditions and wage compliance in Cambodia’s exporting garment factories, the authors explore the impact of foreign ownership on wages and working conditions, whether the relationship between wages and working conditions more closely resembles efficiency wage or compensating differential theory, and whether the wage-working conditions relationship differs between domestically owned and foreign-owned firms.

Cael Warren and Raymond Robertson
June 9, 2011

Better Factories Cambodia: An Instrument for Improving Industrial Relations in a Transnational Context - Working Paper 256

This paper analyses the case of the International Labour Organization’s Better Factories Cambodia (BFC) project as a transnational instrument to create the institutional space for industrial relations in Cambodia. Based on the principle of social dialogue among the social partners as well as with global buyers, BFC’s multistakeholder approach reaches beyond the workplace and may be a key instrument of industrial relations because it bridges the gap between the sphere of production and that of consumption.

Arianna Rossi and Raymond Robertson
June 1, 2011

History of U.S. Aid and Reimbursements to Pakistan (Data Set)

An accompaniment to the report Beyond Bullets and Bombs: Fixing the U.S. Approach to Development in Pakistan, this data set describes budgeted levels of U.S. military and economic assistance to Pakistan for the period from 1948 to 2010.