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  1. Globalization, Uncertainty and Women’s Careers

    Globalization, Uncertainty and Women’s Careers

    Edited by Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Heather Hofmeister
    Globalization, Uncertainty and Women’s Careers assesses the effects of globalization on the life courses of women in thirteen countries across Europe and America in the second half of the 20th century. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 202.00   Web: $ 181.80
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  2. Explaining the Economic Success of Singapore

    Explaining the Economic Success of Singapore

    Johnny Sung
    Explaining the Economic Success of Singapore explores the transformation of Singapore in the last three decades, going beyond the conventional explanations. The book argues that there was more to the transformation than a simple ‘right place, right time’ scenario as other developing countries benefited from similar multinational corporation investment and political stability but did not achieve the same success. Johnny Sung illustrates what differentiates Singapore from these other similar countries. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  3. Gender Divisions and Working Time in the New Economy

    Gender Divisions and Working Time in the New Economy

    Edited by Diane Perrons, Colette Fagan, Linda McDowell, Kath Ray, Kevin Ward
    Contemporary societies are characterised by new and more flexible working patterns, new family structures and widening social divisions. This book explores how these macro-level changes affect the micro organisation of daily life, with reference to working patterns and gender divisions in Northern and Western Europe and the United States. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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    2007   Paperback Price: $ 61.00   Web: $ 48.80
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  4. The European Social Model

    The European Social Model

    Nick Adnett, Stephen Hardy
    This timely book explores the development of the European Social Model and questions whether the relatively high level of social protection provided, both in terms of social welfare provision and in the creation of workers’ rights and employment regulation, is sustainable. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  5. Work, Family and Childcare

    Work, Family and Childcare

    Joris Ghysels
    Work, Family and Childcare studies the joint decisions made by parents regarding the time they allocate to paid employment and childcare. Extensive cross-national data is analysed from three countries that represent the diversity of European households: Belgium, Denmark and Spain. The book compares and contrasts the results and draws out important implications for European social policy. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  6. The Economics of Affirmative Action

    The Economics of Affirmative Action

    Edited by Harry J. Holzer, David Neumark
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 385.00   Web: $ 346.50
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  7. Welfare for the Unemployed in Britain and Germany

    Welfare for the Unemployed in Britain and Germany

    Frances McGinnity
    In recent decades, the problem of unemployment has generated fierce political and academic discussion on how national governments should address this issue. This book sheds light on a key debate in unemployment policy – that of whether unemployment benefits should be insurance-based or means-tested. It carefully compares the impact of the British and German benefit systems on poverty, the duration of unemployment and the spread of workless households during the 1990s. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  8. Institutions and Wage Formation in the New Europe

    Institutions and Wage Formation in the New Europe

    Edited by Gabriel Fagan, Francesco Paolo Mongelli, Julian Morgan
    Institutions and Wage Formation in the New Europe addresses the role played by institutions in European wage formation with a focus on EMU and institutional change in labour markets. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  9. Overeducation in Europe

    Overeducation in Europe

    Edited by Felix Büchel, Andries de Grip, Antje Mertens
    Overeducation is one of the most important mechanisms for labour market adjustment when there is an excess supply of highly skilled workers. However, there is much debate about the consequences of this phenomena and the short- and long-term effects for both the overeducated worker and the economy as a whole. This book contributes to our understanding of recent developments in the research on overeducation by providing a detailed overview of the pertinent theoretical and policy issues. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  10. International Handbook of Trade Unions

    International Handbook of Trade Unions

    Edited by John T. Addison, Claus Schnabel
    This Handbook is an authoritative and invaluable reference tool, uniquely analysing the forces governing unionism, union behaviour and union impact from a variety of perspectives, both theoretical and empirical. The 14 chapters are written in an accessible style by acknowledged leading specialists from the fields of economics and industrial relations. They offer a truly international perspective on this important subject. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 300.00   Web: $ 270.00
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  11. Regulating Working-Time Transitions in Europe

    Regulating Working-Time Transitions in Europe

    Edited by Jacqueline O’Reilly
    This book provides an overview of the institutional arrangements affecting labour market transitions through different working-time arrangements in seven European countries. It examines the extent to which social integration through transitional labour markets is possible, assesses the effects of labour market transitions, and prescribes improvements, with the aim of preventing the development of social exclusion from paid employment. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 165.00   Web: $ 148.50
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  12. Contingent Employment in Europe and the United States

    Contingent Employment in Europe and the United States

    Edited by Ola Bergström, Donald Storrie
    Contingent Employment in Europe and the United States examines the developments in labour markets in advanced economies in the 21st century, as regards contingent employment. This is defined as employment relationships that can be terminated with minimal costs within a predetermined period of time. This includes fixed-term contracts, temporary agency work and self-employment. Contingent employment has been the subject of much legislative activity in the last decade, at both the national and European level. Temporary agency work, in particular, has recently been extensively deregulated in most European countries and currently we await the fate of a proposed EU directive on agency work. The book is therefore highly topical. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  13. Incentives to Improve Education

    Incentives to Improve Education

    Robert McMeekin
    Incentives to Improve Education identifies three categories of incentives: rewards, (financial rewards for teachers), competition (educational choice, often in the form of payment for education by voucher) and threats (introduction of external standards and accountability for performance). Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  14. Forecasting Labour Markets in OECD Countries

    Forecasting Labour Markets in OECD Countries

    Edited by Michael Neugart, Klaus Schömann
    This book offers a wide-ranging overview of the state of labour market forecasting in selected OECD countries. Besides presenting forecasting models, the contributions provide an introduction to past experiences of forecasting, highlight the requirements for building appropriate data sets and present the most up-to-date forecasts available. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 164.00   Web: $ 147.60
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  15. The Social Dimensions of Employment

    The Social Dimensions of Employment

    Edited by Antonio Argandoña, Jordi Gual
    The contributions to this timely volume explore the social implications of labour market reforms, and assess the complex relationship between the economic and non-economic aspects of labour institutions. The authors ascertain that labour market systems have important social dimensions, including social benefits and effects on psychological well-being and on social relationships. They go on to argue that the evaluation of reforms should take into consideration this social impact. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  16. Global Skill Shortages

    Global Skill Shortages

    Malcolm S. Cohen, Mahmood A. Zaidi
    As the world entered the twenty-first century, global skill shortages in many occupations were evident throughout the world. While these were mitigated by a global recession, there is no generally agreed upon method for measuring these shortages. This book discusses various theories for measurement. Using data collected from 19 developed countries in North and Latin America, Europe, and the Pacific region, the authors explore various aspects of skilled labor shortages, develop a methodology of measuring shortages by occupation, and provide estimates of the likelihood of the occurrence of such shortages. They develop labor market indicators which measure the degree of shortage or surplus in different occupations. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  17. Education, Training and Employment Dynamics

    Education, Training and Employment Dynamics

    Edited by Klaus Schömann, Philip J. O’Connell
    Education and training are of critical importance to individual employment prospects. This book questions whether the policies that govern education, training and employment actually facilitate or inhibit social integration. The authors analyse initial entry into the labour market and subsequent movements between employers, and explore links between education, training and the labour market. The book argues that although education is a good predictor of labour market integration and employment potential, and despite political efforts, social background nevertheless remains influential. The importance of continued training to improve opportunities for promotion is also demonstrated. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 176.00   Web: $ 158.40
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  18. The Dynamics of Full Employment

    The Dynamics of Full Employment

    Edited by Günther Schmid, Bernard Gazier
    Persistent unemployment is recognised as one of the main mechanisms of social and political exclusion. The Dynamics of Full Employment provides a new and fresh approach to the question of full employment in contemporary society. It offers an internationally comparative, interdisciplinary approach to the dynamics of full employment and views the labour market not only as an economic institution, but as a social one. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 188.00   Web: $ 169.20
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  19. Labour Markets, Gender and Institutional Change

    Labour Markets, Gender and Institutional Change

    Edited by Hugh Mosley, Jacqueline O’Reilly
    The original essays in this book have been written by a number of leading international experts in the field of labour market studies to honour the intellectual contribution and lifetime achievement of Günther Schmid. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 181.00   Web: $ 162.90
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  20. Strategy, Organization and the Changing Nature of Work

    Strategy, Organization and the Changing Nature of Work

    Edited by Jordi Gual, Joan E. Ricart
    New technologies, global markets and increased competitive pressures mean that companies are having to reinvent themselves, reappraise their competitive strategies and rethink the ways in which they organize business activities. This timely book illustrates how changes in strategy can translate into organizational changes within the firm itself and can influence the relationship between the firm and their employees and collaborators. Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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