ABOUT THE BOOK
While the international community has made a commitment to achieving full employment and decent work for all, this goal seems ever more distant in view of recent trends such as growing unemployment and underemployment, the phenomenon of ‘jobless growth’, the growing ‘casualization’ of employment relations, the promotion of labour flexibility at the expense of welfare security, de-industrialization and the continued decline of peasant agriculture.
some familiar with new lenses, 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 labour flexibility seems irresistible, recent experience
suggest some options for also ensuring decent work and economic security.
Although recent financial liberalization has exacerbated employment
problems, alternative macroeconomic policy priorities can make a difference.
New approaches to social security, the informal economy, the welfare
state and rural employment in
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
José Antonio Ocampo
was United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs
from September 2003 until June 2007. He is currently a professor at
Jomo K.S. has been Assistant Secretary General for Economic Development in the United Nations’ Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) since January 2005.
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José Antonio Ocampa
1. Towards Full Employment and Decent Work: An Introduction
2. Financial Openness and Employment: The Need for Coherent International and National Policies
ROLPH VAN DER HOEVEN AND LÜBKER
3. Technology and Employment in an Open Underdeveloped Economy
4. Macroeconomic Policy, Employment, Unemployment and Gender Equality
5. Central Banks as Agents of Employment Creation
6. Growth. Employment and Poverty
AZIZUR RAHMAN KHAN
7. Generating Rural Employment
JANVIER D. NKURUNZIZA
8. Labour Market Flexibility and Decent Work
9. How Employment and Workers Rights can be Made Complementary
10. Rethinking the Informal Economy: Linkages with the Formal Economy and the Formal Regulatory Environment
MARTHA ALTER CHEN
11. Modernizing the Informal Sector
VICTOR E. TOKMAN
12. Changing the Paradigm in Social Security: From Fiscal Burden to Investing in People
MICHAEL CICHON, KRZYSZTOF HAGEMEJER AND JOHN WOODALL
13. Transformative Social Policy
14. Protecting Workers, Creating Jobs: Rethinking Social Protection in Developing Countries
15. Transforming the Developmental
Welfare States in
16. Labour Inspection for Decent Work and Economic Development
MICHAEL J. PIORE AND ANDREW SCHRANK
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