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Active Labour Market Policies: Between ‘Right to Work’ and ‘Workfare’

Mark Freedland, Paul Craig, Catherine Jacqueson, and Nicola Kountouris

in Public Employment Services and European Law

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199233489
eISBN:
9780191716324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233489.003.0007
Subject:
Law, EU Law, Employment Law

This chapter focuses on those employment measures commonly known as active labour market policies (ALMPs). It starts by providing a comparative historical analysis of ALMPs, suggesting that these ... More


Global Cities, Global Workers, Global Unions

Adelyn Lim

in Transnational Feminism and Women's Movements In Post-1997 Hong Kong: Solidarity Beyond the State

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9789888139378
eISBN:
9789888313174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139378.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter focuses on local and migrant domestic workers' unions in Hong Kong, in the context of the international domestic workers' movement for the International Labor Organization Convention No. ... More


Labor Rights

Pablo Gilabert

in Human Dignity and Human Rights

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198827221
eISBN:
9780191866104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827221.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Human rights discourse invokes entitlements to freely chosen work, to decent working conditions, and to form and join unions. Despite their importance, these rights remain underexplored in the ... More


Navigating the edges of acceptability

Sam Scott

in Labour Exploitation and Work-Based Harm

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447322030
eISBN:
9781447322054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447322030.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter focuses on the boundary between acceptable and unacceptable (that is, exploitative) work-based control. It argues that there is a need for much greater discussion and debate from those ... More


Inclusive Dualism: Labour-intensive Development, Decent Work, and Surplus Labour in Southern Africa

Nicoli Nattrass and Jeremy Seekings

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198841463
eISBN:
9780191876967
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841463.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

W. Arthur Lewis, the founding father of development economics, saw developing economies as dualist, that is, characterised by differences in earnings and productivity between and within economic ... More


Policies for Youth Employment in Sub-Saharan Africa

Schwebel David, Elisenda Elisenda, Peter Wobst, and Ileana Grandelis

in Youth and Jobs in Rural Africa: Beyond Stylized Facts

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198848059
eISBN:
9780191882630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198848059.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

A qualitative analytical framework, policy discourse analysis, is applied to understand the prevalence of youth-targeting in national policies related to employment. Forty-seven policies from 13 ... More


Global Poverty, Decent Work, and Remedial Responsibilities: What the Developed World Owes to the Developing World and Why

Gillian Brock

in Poverty, Agency, and Human Rights

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199975877
eISBN:
9780199396917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199975877.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

What responsibilities do those in developed countries have to promote arrangements in developing countries that allow all to live decent lives, respectful of human rights? As a particular focus, we ... More


Labour Productivity and Employment in Surplus Labour Countries

Nicoli Nattrass and Jeremy Seekings

in Inclusive Dualism: Labour-intensive Development, Decent Work, and Surplus Labour in Southern Africa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198841463
eISBN:
9780191876967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841463.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Chapter 3 argues that the ILO’s decent work agenda is insensitive to the needs of countries with high unemployment. We identify thirteen developing countries whose unemployment rate in 2016 was over ... More


Conclusion: Dualism, Unemployment, and the Perils of Decent Work Fundamentalism

Nicoli Nattrass and Jeremy Seekings

in Inclusive Dualism: Labour-intensive Development, Decent Work, and Surplus Labour in Southern Africa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198841463
eISBN:
9780191876967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841463.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Chapter 8 considers the challenge of moving towards inclusive dualism for surplus labour countries. In such countries, decent work fundamentalism threatens to perpetuate or worsen poverty and ... More


The Importance of Work in an Age of Uncertainty: The Eroding Work Experience in America

David L. Blustein

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190213701
eISBN:
9780190062682
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190213701.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This book provides a deeply psychological view of working in America with the intention of transforming existing assumptions and policies about work. At its best, working can provide a powerful sense ... More


Introduction

Nicoli Nattrass and Jeremy Seekings

in Inclusive Dualism: Labour-intensive Development, Decent Work, and Surplus Labour in Southern Africa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198841463
eISBN:
9780191876967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841463.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

In this introduction to our book, Inclusive Dualism, we revisit W. Arthur Lewis’s famous model of development with surplus labour. Lewis emphasized the benefits of dualism, by which he meant economic ... More


Dignity at Work

Pablo Gilabert

in Philosophical Foundations of Labour Law

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198825272
eISBN:
9780191863998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825272.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter offers a justification of labour rights based on an interpretation of the idea of human dignity. According to the dignitarian approach, we have reason to organise social life so that we ... More


Disrupted labour markets: Health opportunities for some, health risks for others

Ronald Labonté and Arne Ruckert

in Health Equity in a Globalizing Era: Past Challenges, Future Prospects

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198835356
eISBN:
9780191872952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835356.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The search for employment is one of the major drivers behind migration. Globalization processes have had profound impacts on the world’s labour markets, creating opportunities for some (through ... More


The Political Economy of Upgrading: Trade Union Strategy and Industrial Policy in South Africa

Nicoli Nattrass and Jeremy Seekings

in Inclusive Dualism: Labour-intensive Development, Decent Work, and Surplus Labour in Southern Africa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198841463
eISBN:
9780191876967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841463.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Chapter 7 argues that the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers Union (SACTWU) strategy was complicated by its dual role as a trade union and investment manager. Having taken advantage of ... More


Introduction

Shelley Marshall

in Living Wage: Regulatory Solutions to Informal and Precarious Work in Global Supply Chains

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198830351
eISBN:
9780191868610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830351.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This introductory chapter begins by telling the story of Elena, a Bulgarian women who found herself without employment following the privatization of the garment factory she had worked in her whole ... More


Work and Health in a Diverse and Disparate Labour Market

Mariko Inoue, Yoshiharu Fukuda, and Eric Brunner

in Health in Japan: Social Epidemiology of Japan since the 1964 Tokyo Olympics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198848134
eISBN:
9780191882692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198848134.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

Japan’s economic growth excelled in the twentieth century. Since the 1990s, there has been a long period of low economic growth (the ‘lost decades’) and expanding social disparity. Traditional ... More


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