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Disintegrating Democracy at Work: Labor Unions and the Future of Good Jobs in the Service Economy

Virginia Doellgast

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450471
eISBN:
9780801463976
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450471.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

The shift from manufacturing- to service-based economies has often been accompanied by the expansion of low-wage and insecure employment. Many consider the effects of this shift inevitable. This book ... More


Labor Market Policies for Generating More Wage Employment

Gary S. Fields

in Working Hard, Working Poor: A Global Journey

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794645
eISBN:
9780199928606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794645.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Financial Economics

Labor market policies include policies to affect the number and type of workers that employers want to hire, the number and type of people who are willing and able to work, and wage and nonwage ... More


Social Security in South Asia

S. R. Osmani

in Social Security in Developing Countries

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198233008
eISBN:
9780191678967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198233008.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter evaluates the anti-poverty measures in different parts of South Asia. It classifies these measures under the following four headings: security through control over land, security through ... More


The Moral Economy of Low-Wage Work

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/9780198841463.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Chapter 5 considers the debate over ‘sweatshops’ in the clothing manufacturing industry, arguing that the moral economy of rival positions entails different understandings of the relationship between ... More


Marriage, Parenthood, and Labor Outcomes for Women and Men

Yuping Zhang and Emily Hannum

in Chinese Social Policy in a Time of Transition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199990313
eISBN:
9780199346363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199990313.003.0012
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Much of the discussion of gender and labor market outcomes in China in the reform era has focused on elements of the transition to markets as key, particularly issues such as rising returns to ... More


The Employment Fall Out

Bindu Oberoi

in The Textile Industry in India: Changing Trends and Employment Challenges

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199469352
eISBN:
9780199087457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199469352.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Chapter 5 presents trends with respect to employment in India’s textile industry. The analysis of these trends suggests that the growth of the labour-intensive textile industry since the early 1990s ... More


Rural Unemployment and Agricultural Wages in Odisha: Analysis of Major Trends and Policy Options

Raj Kishore Panda

in The Economy of Odisha: A Profile

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199464784
eISBN:
9780199086801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199464784.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The chapter examines different dimensions of rural unemployment and association of unemployment with poverty in rural Odisha. It measures the trends in wages of field labourers vis-à-vis wages of ... More


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