Social Indicators Research Series

Qualitative Indicators of Labour Standards

Comparative Methods and Applications

Editors: Kucera, David (Ed.)

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  • Brings together papers describing a wide range of alternative methods of constructing qualitative indicators of labour standards
  • Provides a unique comparative critique of strengths and limitations of different methods
  • Brings together leading academic experts with ILO experts as well as lawyers, social scientists and NGOs working on labour standards
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Recent years have witnessed a rapidly growing interest in the use and construction of "qualitative" indicators of labour standards. Qualitative indicators, while generally having numerical values, are based on such methods as grading by experts, the coding of legislation, and the coding of other textual sources addressing violations of a more de facto nature. Measuring compliance with labour standards is an undertaking intrinsically fraught with difficulty. For there are a number of possible sources of measurement error, both random and non-random, that are unique to such indicators, on top of those that affect qualitative and quantitative indicators alike. The growing use of qualitative indicators of labour standards thus raises a number of questions about comparative methods of construction as well as the appropriateness of particular methods for particular applications. This volume results from a seminar that was organized by the International Labour Office (ILO) to address these and related questions, bringing together experts from the ILO, universities and NGOs.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction and Overview

    Kucera, David

    Pages 1-25

  • Indicators of Labour Standards: An Overview and Comparison

    Block, Richard N.

    Pages 27-56

  • Country-level Assessments of Labour Conditions in Emerging Markets: An Approach for Institutional Investors

    Viederman, Dan (et al.)

    Pages 57-82

  • Decent Work, Standards and Indicators

    Zarka-Martres, Monique (et al.)

    Pages 83-113

  • The Quantification of Respect for Selected Core Labour Standards: Towards a Social Development Index?

    Cuyvers, Ludo (et al.)

    Pages 115-144

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Qualitative Indicators of Labour Standards
Book Subtitle
Comparative Methods and Applications
Editors
  • David Kucera
Series Title
Social Indicators Research Series
Series Volume
30
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-5310-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-5310-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5200-2
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7307-5
Series ISSN
1387-6570
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 298
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