Publications

2003
Freeman R. Can the Internet Help Unions Rebound. IRRA Perspectives on Work . 2003;7.
Freeman R. Responding to Economic Crisis in a Post-Washington Consensus World: The Role of Labor, in ILO Meeting on Cooperation for Argentina. ILO ; 2003.
Freeman R. Varieties of Labor Market Institutions and Economic Performance, in IRRA Session on Labor Market Institutions and Economic Outcomes. IRRA ; 2003.
Freeman R. The Surprising Persistence of Inflexible Labor Market Institutions, in European Science Days. Vienna ; 2003.
Oostendorp R, Freeman R. Is European Wage-Setting Different? Evidence from the Occupational Wages Around the World Data File. In: Institutions and Wage Formation in the New Europe. Germany: Edward Elgar Publishing for the European Central Bank ; 2003. pp. 9-31.
Freeman R. Can Unions Raise Turnout and Reduce Inequality in Voting Among Socio-Economic Groups, in Political Inequality - Participation, Influence, Polarization. New York: Russell Sage Foundation ; 2003.
Freeman R, Conyon MJ. Firm Benefits from Share-Owning Workers. In: People Management, Volume 5. ; 2003.
Freeman R, Elliott K. The Role Global Labor Standards Could Play in Addressing Basic Needs. In: Global Inequalities at Work: Work’s Impact on the Health of Individuals, Families, and Societies. Oxford University Press ; 2003. pp. 299-327. role_lab_stan_play_address_needs_-_ed_heyman_03-1.pdf
Freeman R. Can We Close the Revolving Door?: Recidivism vs Employment of Ex-Offenders in the U.S., in Urban Institute Roundtable: Employment Dimension sof Prisoner Reentry and Work: Understanding the Nexus Between Prisoner Reentry and Work. New York University Law School ; 2003. Publisher's Version
Piehl AM, LoBuglio S, Freeman R. Prospects for Prisoner Reentry. 2003.
Freeman R. Internationally Educated Practical Nurse Survey. 2003. Publisher's Version
Freeman R. Rising Inequality in Science Careers, in AAAS Symposium: Is Science a Deteriorating Wage of Life: Workforce Trends. Denver, CO ; 2003.
Freeman R. Economy and Immigration: Ethnic Economies and National Economies. In: The New Americans: A Handbook to Immigration since 1965. Harvard University Press ; 2003.
Freeman R. Working at the Endless Frontier: The Job Market for Scientists and Engineers, in Okun Lectures. Yale University ; 2003.
Freeman R. Data! Data! My Kingdom for Data!: Data Needs for Analyzing the S&E Job Market, in RAND Workshop Improving Labor Market Data on the Scientific and Technical Workforce. ; 2003.
Kleiner M, Bartel A, Freeman R. The Effects of Employee Attitudes about Their Workplaces on Turnover and Productivity: An Analysis of Retail Commercial Banking, in NBER Personnel Economics Meeting. ; 2003.
Bartel A, Ichniowski C, Kleiner MM, Freeman R. Can a Work Organization Have an Attitude Problem? The Impact of Workplaces on Employee Attitutdes and Economic Outcomes. 2003.
Wayne Diamond, Freeman R. Young Workers and Trade Unions. In: Representing Workers: Union Recognition and Membership in Britain: Leverhulme Series Volume 1 on The Future of Trade Unions. London: Routledge ; 2003. pp. 29-50.
Kruse D, Blasi J, Buchele R, Scharf A, Rogers L, Mackin C, Freeman R. Motivating Employee-Owners in ESOP Firms: Human Resource Policies and Company Performance. Advances in the Economic Analysis of Participatory and Self-managed Firms. 2003.
Can Labor Standards Improve Under Globalization?
Freeman R, Elliott KA. Can Labor Standards Improve Under Globalization?. Washington, D.C. Peterson Institute; 2003. Publisher's VersionAbstract
Protestors now routinely fill the streets when any large, formal meeting dealing with international economic issues takes place. They express concern about the potential social and environmental costs of globalization and want negotiators to address these issues in trade agreements and international organizations. In addition, to the debate over whether and how to link labor standards to trade has led to an impasse in American trade policy for much of the past decade and the hands of US trade negotiators. Proposals to "let the market do it" or "let the International Labor Organization (ILO) do it" abound but it is less common to find any serious analysis of just how activists can galvanize consumers to demand that corporations raise labor standards in their global operations or how the ILO can become more effective. In this study, Elliott and Freeman move beyond the debate on the relative merits and risks of a social clause in trade agreements and focus on practical approaches for improving labor standards in a more integrated global economy. The authors examine both what is being done in these areas, and what more needs to be done to ensure that steady and tangible progress toward universal respect for core labor standards is made. While concluding that the ILO should have primary responsibility for labor standards, the book also suggests that the WTO should consider how to address egregious and willful violations of core labor standards if they are trade-related.

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