Data Appendix to accompany
Layna Mosley and Saika Uno,
“Racing to the Bottom or Climbing to the Top?

Economic Globalization and Collective Labor Rights
Comparative Political Studies 2007 40: 923-948.

[Abstract] [PDF]



§                    Data appendix (variable descriptions and sources; information on labor rights indicator)


§                    Replication data (1985-2002, 90 nations; available in Excel and Stata format)






·                       These files provide replication data for the above article. These analyses provide annual observations for 90 developing nations (listed below) for 1985-2002. There are quite a few country-years included in the dataset, but not used in the estimations reported in the CPS paper, because of missing data; the attached files provide labor rights scores for those cases, and data on other independent variables, as available. We plan to make available a broader set of labor rights data (covering all countries for the same period, with plans to extend the indicator to include 2003 and 2004) available in the near future.


·                      When using data from this dataset, please cite both the dataset and, where appropriate, the original source (i.e. the World Bank’s World Development Indicators). Please cite this dataset as Layna Mosley and Saika Uno, 2007. Collective Labor Rights Dataset, University of North Carolina and University of Notre Dame.


·                      We ask that scholars using the labor rights data in conference papers and publications to send a copy of the papers or publications via email (mailto:mosley@unc.edu). This also will allow us to inform users of this dataset of expansions to and updates for the data.


·                      For questions regarding the coding of the collective labor rights indicator, or other variables in the dataset, please contact Layna Mosley, Department of Political Science, University of North Carolina (mailto:mosley@unc.edu).


·                      Coding and collection of the labor rights data was supported by the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, College of Arts and Letters; and the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, both at the University of Notre Dame. Aahren DePalma and Sarah Moore provided countless hours of research assistance.