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Fairtrade and Labour Markets in Ethiopia and Uganda

Cramer, Christopher and Johnston, Deborah and Oya, Carlos and Sender, John (2017) 'Fairtrade and Labour Markets in Ethiopia and Uganda.' Journal of Development Studies, 53 (6). pp. 841-856.

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Abstract

Drawing on four years of fieldwork in Ethiopia and Uganda, this paper addresses gaps in knowledge about the mechanisms linking agricultural exports with poverty reduction, the functioning of rural labour markets, and the relevance to the lives of the poorest people of Fairtrade. Statistical analysis of survey evidence, complemented by qualitative research, highlights the relatively poor payment and non-pay working conditions of those employed in research sites dominated by Fairtrade producer organizations. We conclude that Fairtrade is not an effective way to improve the welfare of the poorest rural people.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Accepted version of an article published by Taylor and Francis: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00220388.2016.1208175
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Development Studies
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > Department of Development Studies
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > Department of Economics
ISSN: 00220388
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): 10.1080/00220388.2016.1208175
Depositing User: Deborah Johnston
Date Deposited: 03 May 2016 09:48
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/22392

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