In Defence of Labour Market Institutions

Cultivating Justice in the Developing World

Author: J. Berg,D. Kucera

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230584209

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 293

View: 8637

Though labour market regulations have been blamed for the poor economic performance of many developing countries, the evidence on which this argument rests is weak. Through a survey of different labour market institutions in developing countries, this book reaffirms the importance of labour market institutions in this era of globalization.

State, Class, and Bureaucracy

Canadian Unemployment Insurance and Public Policy

Author: Leslie A. Pal

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773506237

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 218

View: 3518

Recent explanations of public policy have increasingly focused on "state-centred" theories which emphasize internal state dynamics, as opposed to "society-centred" theories which concentrate on external forces such as interest group pressure. State, Class, and Bureaucracy assesses the fruitfulness of these approaches by comparing neo-Marxist and neo-pluralist explanations (society-centred) with explanations that emphasize the effects of bureaucracy and federalism (state-centred). Unemployment insurance (UI) was chosen as a case study because of its importance to employer and employee groups; if any program or policy is susceptible to a society-centred explanation, UI should be.

Constitutional Convention Bulletins

Author: Illinois. General Assembly. Legislative Reference Bureau

Publisher: N.A


Category: Constitutional conventions

Page: 1224

View: 9863

Compiled in preparation for the Illinois Constitutional Convention, 1920-1922.

The American Economic Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Economics

Page: N.A

View: 5869

Includes papers and proceedings of the annual meeting of the American Economic Association. Covers all areas of economic research.

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Five-year Cumulation of the Book Bulletin of the Chicago Public Library

Author: Chicago Public Library

Publisher: N.A


Category: Catalogs, Classified (Dewey decimal)

Page: N.A

View: 9827


The Economics of Unemployment Insurance

Author: Mark M. Hauser,Paul Burrows

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429750919

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 228

View: 4219

First published in 1969. This book analyses the role of Unemployment Insurance in a high-employment economy. It emphasises the social requirements of an income-maintenance scheme in the context of various economic policies, particularly government intervention in the labour market. The authors discuss other related problems including the relationship between Unemployment Insurance and redundancy compensation and the question of selectivity in social security. This book provides a case study in a field bordering labour economics, public finance and social policy and will be useful as a textbook for both economists and sociologists, illustrating the relevance of economic analysis to social welfare policy. It offers comparisons of Unemployment Insurance in several European countries with the British scheme and in their final chapter the authors make important suggestions for policy changes in the structure of British Unemployment Insurance and in social security generally.

Unemployment and Government

Genealogies of the Social

Author: William Walters

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521643337

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 195

View: 7101

This book charts the changing definitions of unemployment in the UK over the last century.

The Monitor

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Labor laws and legislation

Page: N.A

View: 1687


ASEAN and the EC

Labour Costs and Structural Change in the European Community

Author: Manfred Kaiser,Heinz Werner Frings

Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

ISBN: 9789813035379

Category: ASEAN countries

Page: 145

View: 1168

This study is one of three resulting from an international research project on the development of manufacturing in ASEAN and the EC, and the potential for further ASEAN-EC cooperation. The trends and their impact on structural change are analyzed in the context of both the economies of ASEAN and those of the EC.

Encyclopedia of Canadian Social Work

Author: Francis J. Turner

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 1554588073

Category: Reference

Page: 468

View: 8865

All of us, as Canadians, are touched throughout our lives by some aspect of social welfare, either as recipients, donors, or taxpayers. But despite the importance of the social network in our country, there has been no single source of information about this critical component of our society. Even professionals in the field of social work or social services have not had a comprehensive volume addressing the myriad features of this critical societal structure. The Encyclopedia of Canadian Social Work fills this need. Over five hundred topics important to Canadian social work are covered, written by a highly diverse group of social workers covering all aspects of the field and all areas of the country. Practitioners, policy makers, academics, social advocates, researchers, students, and administrators present a rich overview of the complexity and diversity of social work and social welfare as it exists in Canada. The principal finding from this project underscores the long-held perception that there is a Canadian model of social work that is unique and stands as a useful model to other countries. The Encyclopedia of Canadian Social Work will be an important source of information, both to Canadians and to interested groups around the world. The Encyclopedia of Canadian Social Work is available in e-book version by subscription or from university and college libraries through the following vendors: Canadian Electronic Library, Ebrary, MyiLibrary, and Netlibrary.

It Can't Happen Here

Author: Sinclair Lewis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698152700

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 4192

“The novel that foreshadowed Donald Trump’s authoritarian appeal.”—Salon It Can’t Happen Here is the only one of Sinclair Lewis’s later novels to match the power of Main Street, Babbitt, and Arrowsmith. A cautionary tale about the fragility of democracy, it is an alarming, eerily timeless look at how fascism could take hold in America. Written during the Great Depression, when the country was largely oblivious to Hitler’s aggression, it juxtaposes sharp political satire with the chillingly realistic rise of a president who becomes a dictator to save the nation from welfare cheats, sex, crime, and a liberal press. Called “a message to thinking Americans” by the Springfield Republican when it was published in 1935, It Can’t Happen Here is a shockingly prescient novel that remains as fresh and contemporary as today’s news. Includes an Introduction by Michael Meyer and an Afterword by Gary Scharnhorst

The Oxford Handbook of Employment Relations

Author: Adrian Wilkinson,Geoffrey Wood,Richard Deeg

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191651494

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 760

View: 4464

There have been numerous accounts exploring the relationship between institutions and firm practices. However, much of this literature tends to be located into distinct theoretical-traditional 'silos', such as national business systems, social systems of production, regulation theory, or varieties of capitalism, with limited dialogue between different approaches to enhance understanding of institutional effects. Again, evaluations of the relationship between institutions and employment relations have tended to be of the broad-brushstroke nature, often founded on macro-data, and with only limited attention being accorded to internal diversity and details of actual practice. The Handbook aims to fill this gap by bringing together an assembly of comprehensive and high quality chapters to enable understanding of changes in employment relations since the early 1970s. Theoretically-based chapters attempt to link varieties of capitalism, business systems, and different modes of regulation to the specific practice of employment relations, and offer a truly comparative treatment of the subject, providing frameworks and empirical evidence for understanding trends in employment relations in different parts of the world. Most notably, the Handbook seeks to incorporate at a theoretical level regulationist accounts and recent work that link bounded internal systemic diversity with change, and, at an applied level, a greater emphasis on recent applied evidence, specifically dealing with the employment contract, its implementation, and related questions of work organization. It will be useful to academics and students of industrial relations, political economy, and management.

Social Security Programs and Retirement Around the World

Historical Trends in Mortality and Health, Employment, and Disability Insurance Participation and Reforms

Author: David A. Wise

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226903095

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 459

View: 3064

In nearly every industrialized country, large aging populations and increased life expectancy have placed enormous pressure on social security programs—and, until recently, the pressure has been compounded by a trend toward retirement at an earlier age. With a larger fraction of the population receiving benefits, in coming decades social security in many countries may have to be reformed in order to remain financially viable. This volume offers a cross-country analysis of the effects of disability insurance programs on labor force participation by older workers. Drawing on measures of health that are comparable across countries, the authors explore the extent to which differences in the labor force are determined by disability insurance programs and to what extent disability insurance reforms are prompted by the circumstances of a country’s elderly population.