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    Employment Practices as Social Policy
    -Hiroyuki Chuma
    This paper examines several Japanese employment practices with a view to understanding their origins and evolution, the role of government policy in shaping them, and their distinctiveness in comparison with other industrail countries. Attention is given to four such practices: (a) flexible employment conditions; (b) lifetime employment; (c) egalitarian in-house training; and (d) the use of female temporary workers.
    2002. 19 pages. Stock No. 37199. Full text 271 KB

    Labor Markets in an Era of Adjustment: Issues Papers and Case Studies
    -Susan Horton, Ravi Kanbur, and Dipak Mazumdar, editors
    This series of books (Volumes 1 and 2) resulted from a large research project undertaken by the Economic Development Institute. Volume 1 includes seven issues papers that cover topics such as structural adjustment and poverty, the effects of adjustment on women, the political economy aspects of adjustment, and the long-run effects of adjustment. Volume 2 includes 12 case studies examining the effects of adjustment on labor markets in developing countries in Asia, Latin America, North Africa and the Middle East, and Sub-Saharan Africa.
    1994. Vol. 1: 400 pages. ISBN 0-8213-2680-5. SKU 12680. $24.00.
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    Vol. 2: 640 pages. ISBN 0-8213-2681-3. SKU 12681. $34.00
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    La réforme du droit du travail en Afrique francophone
    -Corinne Vargha and Philip English, editors
    This paper summarizes the proceedings of a collaborative workshop on labor law reform in francophone Africa organized by the World Bank and the International Labour Office (ILO) in 1997. It summarizes the key issues discussed at the workshop and reflects the views of business, labor, and government officials, along with those of the ILO and the World Bank. It provides a unique overview of the topic and a powerful statement of consensus on many key points.
    In French only. 1999. 181 pages. Stock No. 37143. Full text

    Unemployment, Restructuring, and the Labor Market in Eastern Europe and Russia
    -Simon Commander and Fabrizio Coricelli, editors
    This book describes, and analyzes in detail, the dramatic changes that have occurred as part of the transition from planned economies. The book also provides comparative analysis, using empirical findings to draw out important policy implications, and includes groundbreaking country studies.
    1994. 416 pages. ISBN 0-8213-2988-X. SKU 12988. $25.00
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