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dc.contributor.authorBoockmann, Bernharden_US
dc.description.abstractThere are over 180 ILO conventions in many areas of labour law, industrial relations and social security, but they are not ratified universally: for the conventions adopted between 1975 and 1995, the cumulated probability of ratification is about 13 per cent ten years after their adoption. In this paper, the ratification decision is understood as a transition between two states. Using duration analysis, we identify circumstances which are favourable to this transition. For industrialised countries, the ratification of ILO conventions is shown to depend on internal political factors such as the preferences of actors from governments or trade unions. For developing countries, the only variables which are significant relate to the economic costs of ratification. There is no evidence for external pressure bearing on the ratification decision. Among industrialised member states, there is a clear downward trend in estimated ratification probabilities over the last two decades.en_US
dc.publisherZentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW) Mannheim-
dc.relation.ispartofseriesZEW Discussion Papers 00-14en_US
dc.subject.keywordInternational labour standardsen_US
dc.subject.keywordinternational organisationsen_US
dc.subject.keywordtransition dataen_US
dc.subject.keywordduration analysisen_US
dc.subject.stwInternationale Sozialstandardsen_US
dc.subject.stwStatistische Bestandsanalyseen_US
dc.subject.stwPublic Choiceen_US
dc.titleThe ratification of ILO conventions: a failure time analysisen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
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