Raising the Global Floor: Dismantling the Myth That We Can't Afford Good Working Conditions for Everyone

By Jody Heymann; Alison Earle | Go to book overview
Austria: annual leave in, 30, 32, 56, 57; breastfeeding breaks in, 29, 58, 60; competitiveness of, 55; leave for adult family members' health needs in, 30, 31, 61; overtime premium in, 61; overtime restrictions in, 30, 32; paid leave for children's health needs in, 30, 31, 61; paid maternal leave in, 28, 58; paid parental leave in, 57; paid paternal leave in, 29, 30, 59, 84; paid sick leave in, 31, 56, 81; restrictions on night work in, 33, 60, 62; restrictions on overtime in, 59, 61; unemployment in, 34; unionization in, 199n34; wage premiums for overtime in, 30, 32; weekly day of rest in, 57
Azerbaijan: annual leave in, 98, 117
Bahamas: annual leave in, 105; unpaid leave for children's health needs in, 133
Bangladesh: garment workers in, 34, 44; Grameen Bank, 153–54; minimum wage in, 34, 93–94; unemployment vs. underemployment in, 44; working conditions in, 92, 93–94
bankruptcy: illness as contributor to, 82, 148
Barbados: annual leave in, 43; GDP per capita in, 42, 43; investment in secondary education, 43, 44; labor laws in, 43; labor-management relations in, 43; minimum wage in, 43; severance pay in, 43; sick leave in, 43
Bardhan, Pranab, 92
Belarus: breastfeeding breaks in, 100, 119
Belgium: annual leave in, 82–83, 200n35; unionization in, 199n34
Benin: annual leave in, 98; breastfeeding breaks in, 114
Better Factories program, 75, 76–77
Bhatt, Ela, 153
Bhutan: parental leave in, 203n24
Blank, Rebecca, 54
Bolivia: labor laws in, 150; paid maternal leave in, 111, 150
Bologna Process, 185n29
Botswana: annual leave in, 105, 147; children in two-income households in, 9–10, 128; eldercare in, 129; gender inequality in, 8; paid leave in, 8, 147; pay loss in, 9; working conditions in, 8, 94–97, 117, 147
Brazil: annual leave in, 150; children in two-income households in, 128; gender inequality in, 7; informal economy in, 79; labor laws in, 150; paid maternal leave in, 98, 118
breastfeeding: benefits of, 2–3, 113, 114, 132; breaks for, 3, 12, 26, 27, 28, 29, 36, 43, 58, 60, 68, 77, 100, 111–14, 119–20, 147, 155, 160, 164; duration of, 28, 29, 43, 113, 205n37; extent of global consensus regarding breaks for, 111–14, 115, 116, 160
Brunei: lack of paid annual leave in, 105; lack of paternal leave in, 143
Bureau of Labor Statistics: National Compensation Survey, 178nl
Burkina Faso: breastfeeding breaks in, 114; paid leave for adult family members' health needs in, 135
Cambodia: annual leave in, 105; apparel industry in, 74–75; Arbitration Council, 75, 76, 77; Better Factories program, 75, 76–77; breastfeeding breaks in, 114; foreign investment in, 76–77; labor laws in, 16, 74–77; labor-management relations in, 76; outsourcing of jobs to, 74–75; United States-Cambodia Trade Agreement, 16, 75–77, 160, 181n26
Cameroon: informal economy in, 80; labor laws in, 80
Campaign for Labor Rights, 78
Canada: annual leave in, 34, 57; childcare in, 126–27; competitiveness of, 55; labor laws in, 150; lack of breastfeeding breaks in, 60; membership in OECD, 27; minimum wage in, 34, 150; outsourcing of jobs from, 5, 34; overtime premium in, 61; paid leave for adult family members' health needs in, 61, 135; paid leave for children's health needs in, 61, 133; paid maternal leave in, 58, 98, 118; paid paternal leave in, 59, 84; paid sick leave in, 56, 82; productivity and overtime in, 66; restrictions on night work in, 60, 62; unemployment in, 34; weekly day of rest in, 57; women in the workforce in, 125, 149
Caribbean: eldercare in, 129; role of women in the workforce, 126
Center for Economic and Policy Research, 167
Central America: education of women in, 209n8; role of women in the workforce, 126
Central Asia: paid annual leave in, 202nl5; paid leave for adult family members' health needs in, 135; paid leave for

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