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  1. International Perspectives on Temporary Work

    Edited by John Burgess, Julia Connell

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy

    The numbers of workers employed on a temporary basis has grown massively over the last few decades. The benefits to firms of hiring workers on a temporary basis are clear and generally can be reduced to their cheaper short term cost. The status of workers employed in this manner however means that...

    Published November 15th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Labour Contracts and Labour Relations in Early Modern Central Japan

    By Mary Louise Nagata

    Series: Changing Labour Relations in Asia

    Based on a collection of labour contracts and other documents, this book examines the legal, economic and social relations of labour as they developed in the commercial enterprises of Tokugawa Japan. The urban focus is Kyoto, the cultural capital and smallest of the three great cities of the...

    Published November 2nd 2012 by Routledge

  3. Trade Unions in the Green Economy

    Working for the Environment

    Edited by Nora Räthzel, David Uzzell

    Combating climate change will increasingly impact on production industries and the workers they employ as production changes and consumption is targeted. Yet research has largely ignored labour and its responses. This book brings together sociologists, psychologists, political scientists,...

    Published October 29th 2012 by Routledge

  4. An Economic History of Ireland Since Independence

    By Andy Bielenberg, Raymond Ryan

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

    This book provides a cogent summary of the economic history of the Irish Free State/Republic of Ireland. It takes the Irish story from the 1920s right through to the present, providing an excellent case study of one of many European states which obtained independence during and after the First...

    Published October 10th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Unemployment in Asia

    Organizational and Institutional Relationships

    Edited by John Benson, Ying Zhu

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

    The rate of economic change in East Asia over the past two decades has been astounding. High levels of growth have been experienced by a number of the region’s developing economies, centralized systems have developed large market sectors, Japan has suffered a prolonged downturn and the 1997 crisis...

    Published October 1st 2012 by Routledge

  6. Sex Differences in Labor Markets

    By David Neumark

    Series: Routledge Research in Gender and Society

    Sex differences abound in labor markets. In the United States three differences in particular have attracted the most attention: the earnings gap, occupational segregation, and the greater responsibility of women for child care and housework, and consequential lower participation in the labor...

    Published September 13th 2012 by Routledge

  7. The Struggle Over Work

    The 'End of Work' and Employment Alternatives in Post-Industrial Societies

    By Shaun Wilson

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The future of work in advanced industrial democracies is the subject of intense debate and public concern. Despite predictions that working hours would fall and leisure time would rise as society progressed, the opposite has in fact occurred. This new book contains a twofold investigation into 'the...

    Published September 12th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Living Wage Movements

    Global Perspectives

    Edited by Deborah M. Figart

    Series: Routledge Advances in Social Economics

    Living wage activism has spanned time and space, reaching across decades and national boundaries. Conditions generating living wage movements early in the twentieth century have resurfaced in the twenty-first century, only on a global scale: 'sweated' labour, macroeconomic instability, and job...

    Published September 12th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Rediscovering Collective Bargaining

    Australia's Fair Work Act in International Perspective

    Edited by Breen Creighton, Anthony Forsyth

    Series: Routledge Studies in Employment and Work Relations in Context

    This book examines countries that have tried, with varying degrees of success, to use legislative strategies to encourage and support collective bargaining, including Australia’s Fair Work Act. It is the first major study of the operation and impact of the new collective bargaining framework...

    Published August 10th 2012 by Routledge

  10. The African-Asian Divide

    Analyzing Institutions and Accumulation in Kenya

    By Paul Vandenberg

    Series: New Political Economy

    Why have Africans not gained a more dominant position in urban manufacturing in Kenya? This question is explored through an analysis of the institutions, both formal and informal, that have affected patterns of capital accumulation in Kenya by the African and Asian (Indian) communities. Using a new...

    Published July 27th 2012 by Routledge