The Resource Jobs for development : challenges and solutions in different country settings, edited by Gordon Betcherman and Martin Rama

Jobs for development : challenges and solutions in different country settings, edited by Gordon Betcherman and Martin Rama

Label
Jobs for development : challenges and solutions in different country settings
Title
Jobs for development
Title remainder
challenges and solutions in different country settings
Statement of responsibility
edited by Gordon Betcherman and Martin Rama
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"His book is a sequel to the World Bank's World Development Report 2013: Jobs. The central message of that report was that job creation is at the heart of development. Jobs raise living standards and lift people out of poverty, they contribute to gains in aggregate productivity, and they may even foster social cohesion. In doing so, jobs may have spillovers beyond the private returns they offer to those who hold them. Poverty reduction is arguably a public good, making everybody better off; higher productivity spreads across co-workers, clusters, and cities; and social cohesion improves the outcomes of collective decision-making. But which jobs make the greatest contribution to development and what policies can facilitate the creation of more of these jobs? There is no universal answer - it depends on the country's level of development, demography, natural endowments, and institutions. This volume explores the diversity of jobs challenges and solutions through case studies of seven developing countries. These countries, drawn from four continents, represent seven different contexts - a small island nation (St. Lucia), a resource-rich country (Papua New Guinea), agrarian (Mozambique), urbanizing (Bangladesh), and formalizing (Mexico) economies, as well as young (Tunisia) and aging (Ukraine) populations. Using methods drawn from several branches of economics and the social sciences more broadly and analyzing a wide range of data, the authors show the different ways in which jobs have contributed to social and economic development in the countries they have studied and how they can contribute in the future. The policy priorities vary accordingly. They often extend well beyond traditional labor market instruments to include policy areas not typically considered in national growth strategies."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
331.12
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
  • HD5852
  • HD5706
LC item number
  • .J63 2016
  • .J53 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Betcherman, Gordon
  • Rama, Martín
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Job creation
  • Labor market
  • Labor policy
  • Economic development
  • Public welfare
  • Economic development
  • Job creation
  • Labor market
  • Labor policy
  • Public welfare
  • Developing countries
Label
Jobs for development : challenges and solutions in different country settings, edited by Gordon Betcherman and Martin Rama
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "The chapters in this volume were orginally commissioned as background papers for the 2013 edition of the World Development Report (WDR), the flagship publication of the World Bank"--Acknowledgements
  • "The authors benefited from early discussions held at a workshop at the World Bank in Washington, DC in December 2012"--Acknowledgements
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The job creation challenge : across developing country settings / Gordon Betcherman and Martin Rama -- Mozambique : jobs and welfare in an agrarian economy / Sam Jones and Finn Tarp -- Bangladesh : jobs and growth in an urbanizing economy / Mahabub Hossain, Binayak Sen, and Yasuyuki Sawada -- Papua New Guinea : jobs, poverty, and resources / Colin Filer ... [et al.] -- St Lucia : jobs and integration of a small-island nation / Andrew S. Downes, Edwin St Catherine, and Ezra Jn Baptiste -- Mexico : formalizing the labor market / Gabriel Martinez, Nelly Aguilera, and Martha Miranda -- Tunisia : jobs to combat high youth unemployment / Abdel-Rahmen El Lahga, Mohamed Ali Marouani, and Rim Ben Ayed Mouelhi -- Jobs for an aging society / Olga Kupets
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 302 pages
Isbn
9780198754848
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)962254059
  • (OCoLC)ocn962254059
Label
Jobs for development : challenges and solutions in different country settings, edited by Gordon Betcherman and Martin Rama
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "The chapters in this volume were orginally commissioned as background papers for the 2013 edition of the World Development Report (WDR), the flagship publication of the World Bank"--Acknowledgements
  • "The authors benefited from early discussions held at a workshop at the World Bank in Washington, DC in December 2012"--Acknowledgements
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The job creation challenge : across developing country settings / Gordon Betcherman and Martin Rama -- Mozambique : jobs and welfare in an agrarian economy / Sam Jones and Finn Tarp -- Bangladesh : jobs and growth in an urbanizing economy / Mahabub Hossain, Binayak Sen, and Yasuyuki Sawada -- Papua New Guinea : jobs, poverty, and resources / Colin Filer ... [et al.] -- St Lucia : jobs and integration of a small-island nation / Andrew S. Downes, Edwin St Catherine, and Ezra Jn Baptiste -- Mexico : formalizing the labor market / Gabriel Martinez, Nelly Aguilera, and Martha Miranda -- Tunisia : jobs to combat high youth unemployment / Abdel-Rahmen El Lahga, Mohamed Ali Marouani, and Rim Ben Ayed Mouelhi -- Jobs for an aging society / Olga Kupets
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 302 pages
Isbn
9780198754848
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)962254059
  • (OCoLC)ocn962254059

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