Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/126321
Authors: 
Trifković, Neda
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2015/047
Abstract: 
Most studies focus on trade effects and organizational outcomes of international standards, neglecting the effect of standards on employees. Using a two-year matched firm-employee panel dataset, this paper finds that the application of standards improves work conditions in small and medium enterprises in Vietnam. Certified firms pay higher wages on average. They are also more likely to offer formal contracts and to pay social and health insurance to workers. The estimation accounts for endogenous matching of workers with firms and unobserved heterogeneity using an instrumental variable approach. The study reveals unexpected benefits from certification, calling for higher investment in standards.
Subjects: 
international standards
work conditions
wages
SMEs
externalities
Vietnam
JEL: 
D22
F16
J31
J81
O12
ISBN: 
978-92-9230-936-7
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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