Labor Markets in Latin America: Combining Social Protection with Market Flexibilityby Sebastian Edwards (Editor)
Many of the rigid rules that govern labor markets in Latin America (and elsewhere) create more problems than they solve. This volume provides insights on the issue. Part I addresses labor market institutions in the broad context of wages and benefits; Part II analyzes the links between performance and regulations.
"Globalization has heightened the debate on labor market performance. This book is rigorour and readable on the critical challange for Latin America: to liberalize labor markets while protecting the region's tradition of social justice." Nancy Birdsall, Inter-American Development Bank
"The essays assembled by Edwards and Lustig provide much needed data and analysis for more intelligent and productive debates over trade and labor policies and their effect on wages, employment, and income distribution. There will be surprises for all sides in these debates." Peter Hakim, Inter-American Dialogue
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Meet the Author
Sebastian Edwards is Henry Ford II Professor of International Business Economics at the John Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA. Nora Claudia Lustig is a senior fellow in Brookings' Foreign Policy Studies program and the editor of Coping with Austerity: Poverty and Inequality in Latin America (Brookings, 1995).
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