Reshaping the Labour Market: Regulation, Efficiency and Equality in Australia

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In this up-to-date and accessible book, a team of leading commentators assess the workings of and prospects for the Australian labor market. They discuss questions of deregulation, competition, efficiency, productivity, the impact of wage structures on unemployment and the role of government. The book also considers the relationship of the social welfare system to the labor market and related questions of equity, the role of the tax system, the impact of gender, and differences between families and single ...

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Overview

In this up-to-date and accessible book, a team of leading commentators assess the workings of and prospects for the Australian labor market. They discuss questions of deregulation, competition, efficiency, productivity, the impact of wage structures on unemployment and the role of government. The book also considers the relationship of the social welfare system to the labor market and related questions of equity, the role of the tax system, the impact of gender, and differences between families and single wage-earners.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521654241
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 12/6/1999
  • Series: Reshaping Australian Institutions Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 266
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Regulation of the labour market Sue Richardson; 2. Labour market deregulation in Australia Keith Hancock; 3. Wage regulation, low-wage workers, and employment Jeff Borland and Graeme Woodbridge; 4. Poor workers? The link between low wages, low family income and the tax and transfer systems Sue Richardson and Ann Harding; 5. Labour market regulation and low wages: taking a lifetime perspective Deborah Mitchell; 6. Could increasing the skills of the jobless be the solution to Australian unemployment? Bruce J. Chapman; 7. Labour market deregulation, relative wages and the social security system R. G. Gregory, E. Klug and Y. M. Martin.

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