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Labour conditions in regional versus global value chains: Insights from apparel firms in Lesotho and Eswatini

Giovanni Pasquali

No wp-2021-145, WIDER Working Paper Series from World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER)

Abstract: We explore how decent work varies across Southern Africa apparel firms participating in global value chains (GVCs) and regional value chains (RVCs), respectively. We draw on cross-section survey data from 135 workers in 31 firms across Eswatini and Lesotho, two large apparel exporters serving both global and regional markets. We use a linear probability model to estimate how measurable standards and enabling rights vary depending on whether supplier firms participate in GVCs or RVCs.

Keywords: Regional value chains; Global value chains; Decent Work; Apparel industry; Lesotho; Eswatini; Working conditions (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-afr, nep-geo and nep-int
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