Labour Markets, Poverty, and Development

Hardcover | September 1, 1998

EditorGiorgio Barba Navaretti, Riccardo Faini, Giovanni Zanalda

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As we reach the turn of the millennium, the disparity between developed and developing world is of increasing concern. Labour, Poverty, and Development brings together a worldwide mix of contributors from both the academic and practitioner sides of the current debate, combining rigorouseconomic analysis and broader-based theorizing to provide a detailed picture of the causes, effects, and implications of the current situation in the developing world. All the contributions stress the vertical relationship between macro trends and micro functionings of markets. Part I deals with the interaction between employment and growth and trade policy, investigating the positive relationship betwen growth and emplyment, and the connection between tradeliberalization and better working conditions. Part II looks at the situation in urban areas: the crucial and often hidden role that the informal sector plays in the urban employment market and its connection to the formal labour sector, and the collective decision-making involved in genderdifferentials in education. Finally, Part III investigates the other side of the ruralurban divide, with a detailed micro-study of labour supply in rural communes in China, and an analysis of a common developing-world poverty trap: the spiralling relationship between destitution and lowproductivity.

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As we reach the turn of the millennium, the disparity between developed and developing world is of increasing concern. Labour, Poverty, and Development brings together a worldwide mix of contributors from both the academic and practitioner sides of the current debate, combining rigorouseconomic analysis and broader-based theorizing to ...

Giorgio Barba Navaretti is at University of Milan. Riccardo Faini is at the University of Brescia. Giovanni Zanalda is at the World Bank.

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Format:HardcoverPublished:September 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Giorgio Barba Navaretti, Riccardo Faini, and Giovanni Zanalda: IntroductionPart I: Growth, Trade Policy, and Employment1. Enzo Grilli and Giovanni Zanalda: Growth and Employment in Developing Countries: Where do We Stand?2. Valpy K. Fitzgerald and Giorgio Perosino: Trade Liberalization, Employment, and Wages: A Critical Approach3. Francesco Daveri and Riccardo Faini: Risk and MigrationPart II: Industry and Urban Labour4. Gustav Ranis and Frances Stewart: V-Goods and the Role of the Urban Informal Sector in Development5. Giorgio Barba Navaretti: Promoting the Strong or Supporting the Weak? Technological Gaps and Segmented Labour Markets in Sub-Saharan African Industry6. Simon Appleton, John Hoddinott, Pramila Krishnan, and Kerry Max: Does the Labour Market Explain Lower Female Schooling? Evidence from Three African CountriesPart III: Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Rural Labour7. Minquan Liu: Labour Allocation under Baochan8. Partha Dasgupta: Nutritional Status, the capacity for Work, and Poverty Traps