Trade, labour standards and WTO rules

Kishor Sharma

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Global trade liberalization together with reforms in domestic fronts, has made exports from developing countries attractive in the world market than ever before. Unfortunatley, this has triggered a protectionist response in the West, and the demand for international trade sanctions against countires with poor labour standards (including child labour) is rising. In this paper we have argued that greater, not less integrations of developing countries in the world trading system can improve labour standards and address the problem of working children. We have also argued that, for child labour prevention policy to be effective, it is important to ensure that incomes of poor families do not fall substantially when children are taken off work.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovation Management
Place of PublicationNew Delhi
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages18
Edition2nd ed. / 21
ISBN (Print)0230637329
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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