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Unemployment and Youth Insertion in the Labor Market in Egypt

Hanaa Kheir-El-Din

in The Egyptian Economy: Current Challenges and Future Prospects

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161544
eISBN:
9781617970306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161544.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Using data from the recently released Egypt Labor Market Panel Survey (ELMPS) of 2006, this chapter shows that there has been a decline in both the relative and absolute size of unemployment in Egypt ... More


Collective Skill Systems, Wage Bargaining, and Labor Market Stratification

Marius R. Busemeyer and Torben Iversen

in The Political Economy of Collective Skill Formation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199599431
eISBN:
9780191731518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599431.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

The influential work by Goldin and Katz (2007, 2008) argues that rising levels of inequality are caused by skill-biased technological change (SBTC). This chapter, in contrast, claims that the ... More


The Revolution in Texas: International Migration, Capitalist Agriculture, and the Interstate Migrant Stream

John Weber

in From South Texas To the Nation: The Exploitation of Mexican Labor in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625232
eISBN:
9781469625256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625232.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the birth of commercial agriculture in South Texas during the 1910s and 1920s as improved transportation and irrigation facilities combined with the massive numbers of ... More


High Tech and High Touch: Headhunting, Technology, and Economic Transformation

James E. Coverdill and William Finlay

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501702808
eISBN:
9781501713996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702808.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This book examines headhunting—contingency recruiting—in the wake of two profound changes in the labor market. The first is the emergence and explosive rise of various forms of social media, most ... More


The New Skill Production System: Policy Challenges and Solutions in Manufacturing Labor Markets

Andrew Weaver and Paul Osterman

in Production in the Innovation Economy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019927
eISBN:
9780262319126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019927.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter draws on results from chapter 2 and additional fieldwork to suggest policy responses to the state of employment skills demands in blue-collar manufacturing. The authors argue that ... More


Studies of Labor Market Intermediation

David H. Autor (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226032887
eISBN:
9780226032900
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226032900.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

From the traditional craft hiring hall to the Web site Monster.com, a multitude of institutions exist to facilitate the matching of workers with firms. The diversity of such Labor Market ... More


Minimum Wage Effects on Household Income Distribution and the Labor Market

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Fixing Inequality in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789888390625
eISBN:
9789888390373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390625.003.0036
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

It is a mistake to believe that the minimum wage helps low-income households, the workers, and, to a lesser extent, even among the high-income households. For Hong Kong to genuinely address poverty, ... More


Reform without Losers: An Interpretation of China’s Dual-Track Approach to Transition

Yingyi Qian

in How Reform Worked in China: The Transition from Plan to Market

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262534246
eISBN:
9780262342728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262534246.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This paper develops a simple model to analyze the “dual-track” approach to market liberalization as a mechanism for implementing efficient Pareto-improving economic reform, that is, reform achieving ... More


Employment and the Functioning of the Labor Market

Mongi Boughzala

in The Tunisian Labor Market in an Era of Transition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198799863
eISBN:
9780191864698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198799863.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The focus of this chapter is on Tunisia’s labor and education institutions and regulations, and their impact on market performance. The chapter examines how the regulations affect the cost of formal ... More


Families That Fail: The Mechanisms and Labor of Productivity

Heather Hindman

in Mediating the Global: Expatria's Forms and Consequences in Kathmandu

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804786515
eISBN:
9780804788557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804786515.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Sending workers overseas is an expensive proposition and a great deal of research is invested in minimizing costs and maximizing returns of expatriate employees. This chapter explores the widely held ... More


Introduction: Headhunting in an Era of Digital and Economic Transformation

James E. Coverdill and William Finlay

in High Tech and High Touch: Headhunting, Technology, and Economic Transformation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501702808
eISBN:
9781501713996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702808.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter introduces the reader to contingency headhunting. The headhunters who work on a contingency basis earn their commissions only if they make placements. They and their work remain largely ... More


Wages and Welfare

Chris Miller

in Putinomics: Power and Money in Resurgent Russia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781469640662
eISBN:
9781469640679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640662.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History

As Russia’s firms got more productive, living standards shot up. For one thing, companies started offering far more variety. The consumer paradise that advocates of a market economy had promised ... More


A Good Job Is Hard to Find

David J. Karjanen

in The Servant Class City: Urban Revitalization Versus the Working Poor in San Diego

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816694624
eISBN:
9781452955377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694624.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The second chapter looks at the transformed labor market of the inner city, documenting the large expansion of low-wage, service class occupations, and the challenges inner city residents have ... More


The Economic Context

Lasana T. Harris

in Invisible Mind: Flexible Social Cognition and Dehumanization

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035965
eISBN:
9780262339049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035965.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

The eight chapter explores how social cognition functions in economic contexts, describing economical tendencies that are shared across species, and highlighting the difference between economic and ... More


Mozambique: Jobs and Welfare in an Agrarian Economy

Sam Jones and Finn Tarp

in Jobs For Development: Challenges and Solutions in Different Country Settings

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198754848
eISBN:
9780191816321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754848.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

Mozambique has achieved remarkable macroeconomic success over recent decades, boasting one of the world’s highest rates of GDP growth. Even so, absolute poverty remains persistent, at times spilling ... More


High Fertility and Anemic Skill Acquisition

Assaf Razin

in Israel and the World Economy: The Power of Globalization

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037341
eISBN:
9780262344234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037341.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Most ultra-Orthodox Jews, a growing percentage of the total population, lack the skills to work in a modern economy, having studied little or no math and science beyond primary school (their ... More


There Will Be No End of Work

Paul Osterman and Adolfo Plasencia

in Is the Universe a Hologram?: Scientists Answer the Most Provocative Questions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036016
eISBN:
9780262339308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036016.003.0029
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Paul Osterman, Professor of Human Resources and Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management, starts the dialogue by explaining why offshoring is not a new phenomenon and then argues that a ... More


Conclusion: An Expanding Servant Class or a Pathway to Prosperity?

David J. Karjanen

in The Servant Class City: Urban Revitalization Versus the Working Poor in San Diego

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816694624
eISBN:
9781452955377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694624.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The concluding chapter of The Servant Class City provides a review of the key issues and makes policy suggestions. The lack of economic mobility in the United States is a growing problem across ... More


The Servant Class City: Urban Revitalization Versus the Working Poor in San Diego

David J. Karjanen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816694624
eISBN:
9781452955377
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694624.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The Servant Class City demonstrates that for San Diego’s inner city revitalization, focusing on new development, visitor services, and high-rises overlooks the dramatic growth in low-wage service ... More


Introduction

David J. Karjanen

in The Servant Class City: Urban Revitalization Versus the Working Poor in San Diego

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816694624
eISBN:
9781452955377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694624.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The author begins The Servant Class City with an introduction to one of their friends, the entrepreneur Raymond, and the odd jobs he does to earn a living. To some observers, Raymond’s situation and ... More


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