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The Consequences of Economic Globalization on Working Conditions, Labor Relations, and Workers’ Health

Christer Hogstedt, David H. Wegman and Tord Kjellstrom

in Globalization and Health

Published in print October 2006 | ISBN: 9780195172997
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865659 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172997.003.0008
 The Consequences of Economic Globalization on Working Conditions, Labor Relations, and Workers’ Health

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This chapter highlights the health risks of globalization without preventive systems and makes reference to the international efforts to ensure effective worker protection programs are in place. The improved global information and communications systems create new opportunities for occupational health advocacy that can help bring about such programs.

Keywords: globalization; integration; labor standards; worker protection; occupational health

Chapter.  13041 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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