Economist Jeffords Contributes Chapter on Economic and Social Rights

Posted on 11/2/2015 3:18:06 PM

Forthcoming in the Handbook of Globalization and Development, Christopher Jeffords provides an outline of the origins of economic and social rights found within the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights.

Titled “Economic and Social Rights Research: The Quantitative State of Affairs,” the chapter then provides an overview of the current state of quantitative economic and social rights research, beginning with general indicators of economic and social rights outcomes, such as the Social and Economic Rights Fulfillment Index. Jeffords then summarizes the nascent research on specific rights, including the rights to social security and work, the right to a healthy environment, and the rights to education and health. 

Edited by Professor Kenneth Reinert at the School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs at George Mason University and forthcoming in 2016–17, the Handbook of Globalization and Development is part of the Edward Elgar Handbooks on Globalization Series.

Department of Economics