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Living wage [electronic resource] : regulatory solutions to informal and precarious work in global supply chains /
Shelley Marshall.
First edition.
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2019.
xviii, 219 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
0198830351, 9780198830351
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Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2019.
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How Can Regulation Help? -- New Approaches to the Study of the Regulation of Work -- Displacement of Traditional Labour Laws: Mathadi Boards in Maharashtra, India -- Expansion and Layering of Labour Regulation: Apparel Industry in Australia -- Expansion of Labour Laws in Bulgaria -- Compliment or Funcational Rival? Labour Regulation of Garment Industry Workers in Cambodia by Better Factories Cambodia -- Four Experiments in Reducing Informality: Realizable Models of Institutional Change -- A Long Term Vision: Scaling-Up Experiments and Overcoming Orchestration Deficits to Reduce Informality.
This book is driven by a quest to re-regulate work to reduce informality and inequality, and promote a living wage for more people across the world. It presents the findings of a multidisciplinary study in four countries of varying wealth and development, exploring why people become trapped in precarious work. The accounts describe the impact of supply chain governance, trade agreements, internal and between-country migration, legal factors, as well as the socio-economic characteristics and outlooks of the workers. 0In a unique approach, the chapters describe existing labour regulation measures that have succeeded, but which have to date attracted little scholarly attention. Building on these existing innovations, the book proposes a new international labour law which would incrementally increase the wages of the poor and regulate precarious work in global supply chains.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-210) and index.

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