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dc.contributor.authorBerik, Günselien_US
dc.contributor.authorvan der Meulen Rodgers, Yanaen_US
dc.description.abstractThis study examines the status and enforcement of labor standards in two Asian economies (Cambodia and Bangladesh) that are experiencing strong pressures to cut labor costs and improve the price competitiveness of their textile and garment exports. Analysis of survey, interview, and compliance data indicate differing trajectories in compliance with basic labor standards. While problems persist in Bangladesh, compliance has improved in Cambodia following a trade agreement with the United States that linked positive trade incentives with labor standards enforcement. These contrasting experiences suggest that trade-linked schemes can achieve improvements in labor standards without hindering export growth or job growth.en_US
dc.publisherUniv. of Utah, Dep. of Economics Salt Lake City, Utahen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking Paper, University of Utah, Department of Economics 2007-03en_US
dc.subject.keywordworking conditionsen_US
dc.subject.keywordlabor lawsen_US
dc.subject.keywordfemale workersen_US
dc.subject.keywordgender and tradeen_US
dc.titleThe debate on labor standards and international trade: Lessons from Cambodia and Bangladeshen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
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