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Cyprus : Selected Issues Paper

by International Monetary Fund. Euro Dept.

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after...


Minimum Wages and Firm Employment : Evidence from China

by Yi Huang & Prakash Loungani

This paper provides the first systematic study of how minimum wage policies in China affect firm employment over the 2000-2007 periods. Using a novel dataset of minimum wage regulations across more than 2,800...


Marginal Workers, Marginal Jobs: The Underutilization of American Workers

by Teresa A. Sullivan

Unemployment levels have received a great deal of attention and discussion in recent years. However, another labor category-underemployment-has virtually been ignored. Underutilized or underemployed workers...


How Much Carbon Pricing is in Countries' Own Interests? The Critical Role of Co-Benefits

by Ian W. H. Parry & Chandara Veung

This paper calculates, for the top twenty emitting countries, how much pricing of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions is in their own national interests due to domestic co-benefits (leaving aside the global climate...


Capitalism and the Political Economy of Work Time

by Christoph Hermann

John Maynard Keynes expected that around the year 2030 people would only work 15 hours a week. In the mid-1960s, Jean Fourastié still anticipated the introduction of the 30-hour week in the year 2000, when...


Boosting Job Growth in the Western Balkans

by Dmitriy Kovtun & Alexis Mayer Cirkel

Labor markets in the Western Balkan countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia) are characterized by some of the highest unemployment and low employment rates in Europe....


Slovak Republic: 2014 Article IV Consultation : Staff Report; and Press Release

by International Monetary Fund. Euro Dept.

After slowing in 2013, the Slovak economy is gathering momentum as the euro area and domestic demand recover, the latter complementing the strong export sector that has made Slovakia one of Europe’s more dynamic...


Global "Body Shopping": An Indian Labor System in the Information Technology Industry

by Biao Xiang

How can America's information technology (IT) industry predict serious labor shortages while at the same time laying off tens of thousands of employees annually? The answer is the industry's flexible labor management...


School's Out: Gay and Lesbian Teachers in the Classroom

by Catherine Connell

How do gay and lesbian teachers negotiate their professional and sexual identities at work, given that these identities are constructed as mutually exclusive, even as mutually opposed? Using interviews and other...


Sport and Migration

by Joseph Maguire & Mark Falcous

In this dazzling collection of papers, leading international sport studies scholars chart the patterns, policies and personal experiences of labour migration within and around sport, and in doing so cast important...


Job Placements and Job Shifts in China: The Effects of Education, Family Background and Gender

by Lijuan Wu

The book investigates the impact of the market-oriented economic reform in China on a unique aspect of the labor market outcomes — individuals' access to different employment sectors, that is, the state and...


The Death and Life of American Labor: Toward a New Worker's Movement

by Stanley Aronowitz

Union membership in the United States has fallen below 11 percent, the lowest rate since before the New Deal. Labor activist and scholar of the American labor movement Stanley Aronowitz argues that the movement...


Slovak Republic: Selected Issues

by International Monetary Fund. Euro Dept.

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after...


The Blind Decades: Employment and Growth in France, 1974-2014

by Philippe Askenazy

France is often described as one of the last Western economies unable to reform itself in the face of globalization. Yet its economy has not fallen by the wayside and has even resisted the great recession that...


Making Work at Home Work: Successfully Growing a Business and a Family under One Roof

by Mary M. Byers

Shows women how to balance time between work and family, set realistic goals, and handle the challenges of being both "Mommy" and "The Boss" while running a profitable home-based business.


United States :  Selected Issues

by International Monetary Fund. West Dept.

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after...


Middle East Transitions : A Long, Hard Road

by Shahid Yusuf

Since the onset of the Arab Spring, economic uncertainty in Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, and Yemen (Arab Countries in Transition, ACTs) has slowed already sluggish growth; worsened unemployment, particularly...


Strategies for Reforming Korea's Labor Market to Foster Growth

by Mai Dao & Davide Furceri

While the Korean unemployment rates are currently among the lowest in OECD countries, the labor market duality and the underemployment in some segments of the population are important labor market challenges,...


Republic of Kazakhstan : Selected Issues

by International Monetary Fund. Midd Dept.

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after...


Mauritius the Drivers of Growth-Can the Past Be Extended?

by Katsiaryna Svirydzenka & Martin Petri

Mauritius’s economic performance has been called “the Mauritian miracle” and the “success of Africa” (Romer, 1992; Frankel, 2010; Stiglitz, 2011), despite difficult initial conditions that led a Nobel...