Title
Worker empowerment through private standards : evidence from the Peruvian horticultural export sector
Author
Faculty/Department
Institute of Development Policy and Management
Publication type
article
Publication
London ,
Subject
Politics
Economics
Source (journal)
The journal of development studies. - London, 1964, currens
Volume/pages
(2016.07.07) , p. 1-20
ISSN
0022-0388
1743-9140
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Abstract
In this paper we analyse the impact of a variety of private standards on worker empowerment in the horticultural export sector in Peru. Empowerment is defined as workers knowledge of their own rights and workers perceived agency to improve employment conditions. We use data from a company and a two-round employee survey, and difference-in-difference propensity score matching methods. We find positive effects of private standards on worker empowerment, with core labour standards having a more pronounced effect than standards with a small focus on labour, and thus complement previous evidence on the effects of standards on tangible employee wellbeing.
E-info
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/iruaauth/6e3495/135814.pdf