Labour Productivity, Investment in Human Capital and Youth Employment. Comparative Developments and Global Responses

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Unemployment levels are on the rise nearly everywhere, and the rate is particularly high among young people. If this trend is not reversed, the potential long-term economic and social damage is incalculable. For this reason a particular urgency attended an international conference on the subject held in March 2009 at the Marco Biagi Foundation in Modena,
Italy, in the course of which specialists in labour law, human resources management, labour economics, sociology, education, ...
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Overview

Unemployment levels are on the rise nearly everywhere, and the rate is particularly high among young people. If this trend is not reversed, the potential long-term economic and social damage is incalculable. For this reason a particular urgency attended an international conference on the subject held in March 2009 at the Marco Biagi Foundation in Modena,
Italy, in the course of which specialists in labour law, human resources management, labour economics, sociology, education, and statistics met to present and compare research. This issue of the Bulletin of Comparative Labour Relations includes a selection of the papers presented at that conference.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789041132499
  • Publisher: Kluwer Law International, BV
  • Publication date: 3/17/2010
  • Pages: 266
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors. Editorial. Part I: THE PROBLEM OF YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT IN EUROPE. 1. Job Insecurity and Job Change Prospects: Views among Employees in Sweden with a Focus on Youth; B. Furåker. 2 . The Integration of Young People into the Labour Market in Bulgaria; E. Ribarova. 3. The School-to-Work Transition for Polish Students: Are There Any New Channels? J. Religa, H. Bednarczyk. Part II: HUMAN CAPITAL: PROMOTING TALENT . 4. Managing Talent: New Challenges in the Banking Industry; C. Anagnostopoulou, M. Pilati. 5. Encouraging Youth Employment through Vocational and Technical Education, and Contribution of Employers’ Organizations to the Inclusion of Young People in the Labour Market: The Israeli Experience; T. Lotan. 6. Vocational Qualifications as a Safeguard for Workers in a System of Flexicurity: the Role of Higher Education; M.L. Martín Hernández. Part III. HUMAN CAPITAL AND LABOUR PRODUCTIVITY POLICIES: THE CHALLENGE OF THE ASIAN MARKETS. 7 . Youth Chances under China’s ‘Socialist Market Economy’; H.K. Josephs. 8. Higher Education, Employment and the Labour Market in China: A Survey of Graduate Employment in Zhujiang Delta, Guangdong; Li-Li F., Zhang X-M. 9 . Youth Employment and Training in Singapore; R. Chew, Chew S.B. Part IV: THE REFORM OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING AS AN ANTIDOTE TO PRECARIOUS EMPLOYMENT: NATIONAL CASE STUDIES. 10. Higher Education Quality Assessment for Innovation and Transfer in the Knowledge Society; G. Alessandrini. 11. Student and Graduate Mobility in Italy; F. Brait, R. Petrillo, M. Strozza. 12. Legal Means for Promoting Youth Employment in Estonia; M. Mude. 13 . The Role of Industrial Relations in Youth Employment: Case Study of Nigeria; J. Opute, K. Koch. 14. National Youth Employment Programmes in Hungary; A. Kun. 15. Employment Problems of Young Lawyers in Russia; A. Zavgorodniy.

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