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Huberman, Michael, 1955-
Odd couple : international trade and labor standards in history / Michael Huberman
Alternate Title International trade and labor standards in history
New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, c2012
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  HF1379 .H85 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) International trade -- History
Labor laws and legislation, International
Physical Description xii, 237 p. : ill ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-230) and index
Contents The virtuous circle of trade and the labor compact -- Challenge and response -- Markets and states in Old and New Worlds -- International labor standards : ideas or trade based? -- Did the labor compact reduce inequality? -- Did labor standards harm or benefit trade? -- The labor compact in the long twentieth century -- Vandervelde's gift
Summary "It has become commonplace to think that globalization has produced a race to the bottom in terms of labor standards and quality of life: the cheaper the labor and the lower the benefits afforded workers, the more competitively a country can participate on the global stage. But in this book the distinguished economic historian Michael Huberman demonstrates that globalization has in fact been very good for workers' quality of life, and that improved labor conditions have promoted globalization."-- Publisher
NOTE 509494
Series Yale series in economic and financial history

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