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Regulating for Equitable and Job-Rich Growth

Edited by Colin Fenwick, Head of Labour Law and Reform Unit and Valérie Van Goethem, Labour Law Officer, Labour Law and Reform Unit, International Labour Office, Switzerland
This book offers a critical reflection on the operation and effects of labour regulation. It articulates the broad goals and extensive potential for it to contribute to inclusive development, while also considering the limits of some areas of regulation and governance.
In Association with the International Labour Organization
Extent: c 264 pp
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Publication Date: December 2017
ISBN: 978 1 78811 266 6
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This book offers a critical reflection on the operation and effects of labour regulation. It articulates the broad goals and extensive potential for it to contribute to inclusive development, while also considering the limits of some areas of regulation and governance.

Drawing on both field studies and innovative theoretical perspectives, the contributors reveal an emerging consensus that labour regulation is neither negative nor positive for economic and social outcomes. By comparing the concerns and methodologies of various disciplines, they argue that balanced regulation is essential. Following analysis of how the global financial crisis has increased labour market segmentation, the book addresses the needs of key groups often at the periphery, including young women, workers in the informal economy, migrants and home-care workers. The book argues that effective and efficient labour market regulation can contribute to achieving key policy goals of the formalization of employment and inclusive labour markets, while also pursuing equitable distribution.

An important comparative work, academics and students – particularly those studying law, economics, political science, international relations and development studies – will find this book to be of exceptional value. Practitioners and policy-makers from both developed and developing countries will also benefit from the wide range of perspectives.
Contributors include: D. Bailey, F. Bertranou, L. Casanova, S. Charlesworth, A. De Ruyter, C. Fenwick, M. Freedland, J. Grundy, B.-H. Lee, R. Rachmawati, J. Rubery, M.I. Syaebani, M.P. Thomas, K. Tijdens, V. Van Goethem, M. Van Klaveren, A.M. Vargas Falla, L.F. Vosko, T. Warnecke



Contents:

1. Labour market regulation and the imperative to stimulate job-rich growth
Colin Fenwick and Valérie Van Goethem

Part I: Introduction
2. Reregulating for inclusive labour markets
Jill Rubery

3. Beyond New Governance: Improving Employment Standards Enforcement in Liberal Market Economies
Leah F. Vosko, John Grundy and Mark P Thomas

Part II: Labour Market Regulation and Vulnerability
4. Assessing the Scale of Women’s Informal Work: An Industry Outlook for 14 Developing Countries
Maarten van Klaveren and Kea Tijdens

5. Regulating informal work at the interface between labour law and migration law
Mark Freedland

6. Partial protection? The Regulation of Home Care Workers’ Working Conditions
Sara Charlesworth

Part III: Labour Market Regulation and Informality
7. Informal work in the Republic of Korea: Non-Regulation or Non-Compliance?
Byung-Hee Lee

8. Employment Formalization in Argentina: Recurring and New Challenges for Public Policies
Fabio Bertranou and L. Casanova

9. Vending for Empowerment: A Study of the Formalization of Street Vendors in Bogota
Ana Maria Vargas

10. Working conditions of urban vendors in Indonesia: Lessons for labour law enforcement
Alex de Ruyter, Muhammad Irfan Syani, Riani Rachmawati, David Bailey and Tania Warnecke

Index