Economic Rights

Conceptual, Measurement, and Policy Issues

Economic Rights

This book assesses economic rights: defined as the right to a decent standard of living, the right to work, and the right to basic income support for people who cannot work. It explains how economic rights evolved historically, how they are measured, and how they can be implemented internationally. The book includes chapters by leading scholars in economics, law, and political science. Unlike many other books on the subject, this one includes a substantial introduction and is tightly organized around three themes: concepts, measurement, and policy implementation of economic rights.


"Economic Rights contains numerous valuable insights and innovations, empirical and theoretical, for students and scholars interested in the rights-based approach to alleviating poverty and global injustice."
- Andrew T. Hayashi, Law and Politics Book Review

"This interdisciplinary work is a useful addition to collections in law, human rights, economic development, political science, political economy, and the application of economics to social issues. Recommended."
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