Constraint vs. Efficacy in the Study of State Action

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  1. Mike Zimmer says:

    You raise a very important point. In my recent work involving international & comparative employment law, one of the key problems is the existence of, and during the current period the expansion of, informal economies. For example, estimates vary, but clearly over 50% of the workers in Mexico work in the informal economy. So, despite law on the books that makes Mexico a high labor standard country, that law does not reach a majority of workers. It is my view that labor standards on the books have not been falling because of globalization, but the extent of actual protection provided workers is slipping. How can countries increase the efficacy of their labor and employment standards?