Towards Full and Decent Employment

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While the international community has made a commitment to achieving full employment, this goal seems ever more distant in view of recent trends such as growing unemployment, underemployment and the phenomenon of jobless growth. This book also 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 playing a crucial role. While the recent trend towards greater labor flexibility seems irresistible, recent experience suggests some options for also ensuring decent work and economic security. Alternative macroeconomic policy priorities can also make a difference. New approaches to social security, the informal economy, the welfare state and rural employment in Africa are explored.


Preface; 1. Technology and Employment in an Open Underdeveloped Economy - Prabhat Patnaik 2. Growth, Employment and Poverty: An Analysis of the Vital Nexus Based on Some Recent UNDP and ILO/SIDA Studies - Azizur Rahman Khan 3. Labour Market Flexibility and Decent Work - Gerry Rodgers 4. Employment and Decent Work in the Era of Flexicurity - Robert Boyer 5. Central Banks As Agents of Employment Creation - Gerald Epstein 6. Financial Openness and Employment: The Need for Coherent International and National Policies - Rolph van der Hoeven and Malte Lubker 7. Rethinking the Informal Economy: Linkages with the Formal Economy and the Formal Regulatory Environment - Martha Alter Chen 8. Modernizing the Informal Economy - Victor Tokman 9. Changing the paradigm in social security: From fiscal burden to investing in people - Michael Cichon, Krzysztof Hagemejer and John Woodall 10. Transforming the Developmental Welfare States in East Asia - Huck-Ju Kwon 11. Generating Rural Employment in Africa to Fight Poverty - Janvier Desire Nkurunziza 12. On the Need for Providing Employment Guarantee - Prabhat Patnaik 13. Macroeconomic policy and employment generation - Michael Piore 14. Generating Employment - Anis Ahmad Dani 15. Macroeconomic Policy and Employment Generation: Gender Dimensions - Diane Elson 16. Protecting Workers, Creating Jobs: Rethinking Social Protection in Developing Countries - Carmen Pages CONTRIBUTOR AFFILIATIONS PRABHAT PATNAIK: Professor, Centre for Economic Studies & Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi AZIZUR RAHMAN KHAN: Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University. GERRY RODGERS: Director of the International Institute for Labour Studies, Geneva. ROBERT BOYER: Professor of Economics, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Science Sociales, Paris. GERALD EPSTEIN: Co-director, Political Economy Research Institute, University of Massachusetts. ROLPH VAN DER HOEVEN: Technical Secretariat of World Commission on the Social Dimension of Globalization, ILO MALTE LUBKER: Policy Integration Department, International Labour Office. MARTHA ALTER CHEN: Horner Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Lecturer in Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and Coordinator of the global network 'Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing' (WIEGO). VICTOR TOKMAN: Formerly Economic Advisor to the President of Chile and Regional Director of the ILO for the Americas. Currently a member of the Advisory Council for the Protection of Early Childhood. MICHAEL CICHON: Director of the Social Security Department, International Labour Office. KRZYSZTOF HAGEMEJER: Coordinator Social security policy, International Labour Office. JOHN WOODALL: Coordinator of country operations: Asia, Central Asia, International Labour Office. DR. HUCK-JU KWON: Research Coordinator, UN Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD). JANVIER DESIRE NKURUNZIZA: Member of the UN's Economic Commission for Africa. MICHAEL PIORE: David W. Skinner Professor of Political Economy and Associate Director of the Center for Technology Policy and Industrial Development, MIT. ANIS AHMAD DANI: Social Policy Adviser, Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development (ESSD) Network, World Bank DIANE ELSON: Professor of Sociology, University of Essex. CARMEN PAGES: Senior Labour Economist at the World Bank.


J. A. OCAMPO is Under-Secretary General and JOMO K. S. is Assistant Secretary General for the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) in the United Nations Secretariat.
EAN: 9781842778838
ISBN: 1842778838
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2008
Seitenanzahl: 391 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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