Towards Full and Decent Employment

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While the international community has made a commitment to achieving full employment and decent work for all, this goal seems ever more distant in view of recent trends. Revisiting some familiar terrain with new lenses, this book breaks new ground in seeking fresh solutions. Employment creation is the key link in ensuring that economic growth contributes to poverty reduction, with management of technological change crucial. While the recent trend towards greater labor flexibility seems irresistible, recent ...

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Overview

While the international community has made a commitment to achieving full employment and decent work for all, this goal seems ever more distant in view of recent trends. Revisiting some familiar terrain with new lenses, this book breaks new ground in seeking fresh solutions. Employment creation is the key link in ensuring that economic growth contributes to poverty reduction, with management of technological change crucial. While the recent trend towards greater labor flexibility seems irresistible, recent experience suggests some options for also ensuring decent work and economic security. Although recent financial liberalization has exacerbated employment problems, alternative macroeconomic policy priorities can make a difference. New approaches to social security, the informal economy, the welfare state and rural employment in Africa are explored.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781842778821
  • Publisher: Zed Books
  • Publication date: 4/1/2008
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 5.76 (w) x 8.89 (h) x 0.99 (d)

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Jomo K. S. is Assistant Secretary General for Economic Development based in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) of the United Nations Secretariat. José Antonio Ocampo is Under-Secretary General for the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) in the United Nations Secretariat.

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Table of Contents

Preface
• Technology and Employment in an Open Underdeveloped Economy - Prabhat Patnaik
• Growth, Employment and Poverty: An Analysis of the Vital Nexus Based on Some Recent UNDP and ILO/SIDA Studies - Azizur Rahman Khan
• Labour Market Flexibility and Decent Work - Gerry Rodgers
• Employment and Decent Work in the Era of Flexicurity - Robert Boyer
• Central Banks As Agents of Employment Creation - Gerald Epstein
• Financial Openness and Employment: The Need for Coherent International and National Policies - Rolph van der Hoeven and Malte Lübker
• Rethinking the Informal Economy: Linkages with the Formal Economy and the Formal Regulatory Environment - Martha Alter Chen
• Modernizing the Informal Economy - Víctor Tokman
• Changing the paradigm in social security: From fiscal burden to investing in people - Michael Cichon, Krzysztof Hagemejer and John Woodall
• Transforming the Developmental Welfare States in East Asia - Huck-Ju Kwon
• Generating Rural Employment in Africa to Fight Poverty - Janvier Désiré Nkurunziza
• On the Need for Providing Employment Guarantee - Prabhat Patnaik
• Macroeconomic policy and employment generation - Michael Piore
• Generating Employment - Anis Ahmad Dani
• Macroeconomic Policy and Employment Generation: Gender Dimensions - Diane Elson
• Protecting Workers, Creating Jobs: Rethinking Social Protection in Developing Countries - Carmen Pages

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