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Decent Work in China

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Decent work refers to “opportunities for women and men to obtain decent and productive work in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity” (ILO 1999: 3). This official description was provided by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in 1999 during its 87th International Labour Conference. This important concept signals a global effort to promote a fundamental dimension of the quality of life that will significantly contribute to the sustainable development (Anker et al. 2003), as decent work reflects the generation of quality employment with the conditions underpinning workers’ rights and their voice in the community by prioritizing the ILO’s tripartite constituency that includes governments, employers, and trade unions (Burchell et al. 2014). Following the official launch of the Decent Work Agenda, one stream of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG8) is particularly advocated to promote the four core labor standards – freedom from...

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The research was supported in part by Leverhulme International Network grant (IN-2015-053) “Collective pay determination and the changing labour relations in globalised China.”

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Cao, X. (2020). Decent Work in China. In: Leal Filho, W., Azul, A., Brandli, L., Lange Salvia, A., Wall, T. (eds) Decent Work and Economic Growth. Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71058-7_97-1

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