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A rawlsian basis for core labour rights

Richard Croucher | 01 January 2012 | Management & Business Studies | Journal article

John rawls’s theory of justice is the most influential work of political philosophy of recent times. Rawls does not, however, consider the issue of labour rights. This paper considers the applicability of the rights of workers to join unions, bargain ...

Organising contract workers in the colombian mining sector

Elizabeth Cotton | 01 January 2013 | Management & Business Studies | Journal article

The article examines the recent attempts to organise contract workers in the carbones del cerrejón coal mine in the northern coastal region of la guajira, colombia, by the national union sintracarbon in collaboration with the global union federation, ...

Summary of impact

Martin Upchurch | 17 September 2012 | Management & Business Studies | Summary of Impact

The project brought together academics and practitioners to examine changing global regulation of labour standards. Discussions have been moving away from the corporate social responsibility paradigm and towards a greater focus on the forms and natur ...

In-work benefits and human well-being: a randomized controlled trial

Richard Dorsett | 28 February 2014 | Economics | Seminar/workshop

Many politicians believe they can intervene in the economy to improve people’s lives. But can they? In a social experiment carried out in the united kingdom, extensive in-work support was randomly assigned among 16,000 disadvantaged peopleWe follow a ...

In-work benefits and human well-being: a randomized controlled trial

Richard Dorsett | 17 February 2014 | Economics | Working paper

Many politicians believe they can intervene in the economy to improve people’s lives. But can they? In a social experiment carried out in the united kingdom, extensive in-work support was randomly assigned among 16,000 disadvantaged peopleWe follow a ...

Can post-employment services combined with financial incentives improve employment retention for welfare recipients? Evidence from the texas employment retention and advancement evaluation

Richard Dorsett | 02 April 2013 | Economics | Working paper

Data from a recently-completed experimental program for out-of-work welfare recipients in texas are used to examine the effects of a time-limited financial incentive coupled with post-employment services on recipients’ rates of entering and leaving e ...

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