In Defence of Labour Market Institutions
Cultivating Justice in the Developing World
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In Defence of Labour Market Institutions by International Labour Office
Book DescriptionAlthough labor market regulations have been blamed for the poor economic performance of many developing countries, evidence for this argument is weak. Rather than constraining economic development, labor market institutionsincluding the laws that regulate the labor marketare important for both economic growth and the wellbeing of the workforce. Through a survey of developing countries, this volume reaffirms the importance of labor market institutions in the era of globalization. Leading experts offer insightful analysis on how different institutionslabor administration, trade unions, minimum wages, training, and unemployment insuranceaffect employment in these regions. The study provides economic and social reasons for maintaining certain labor policies and standards, differentiating between the needs and challenges of countries with varying levels of income. "
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Book DetailsISBN: 9789221193197
(229mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: International Labour Office
Publisher: International Labour Office
Publish Date: 21-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: Switzerland
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Author Biography - International Labour Office
Janine Berg is a labor economist with the International Labor Office (ILO). David Kucera is a labor economist with the ILO.
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