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Author Packard, Truman G., 1972-
Title East Asia Pacific at work : employment, enterprise, and well-being / Truman G. Packard, Trang Van Nguyen
Imprint Washington, D.C. : World Bank, c2014
book jacket
 CAPAS-in ET lib.  HD8720.5 .P33 2014    AVAILABLE    30620020144472
Descript xxxvi, 259 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm
Series World Bank East Asia and Pacific regional report
World Bank East Asia and Pacific regional report
Note Includes bibliographical references
Machine generated contents note: Part I -- 1. Introduction and Road Map -- The context for work in East Asia Pacific -- Has growth in East Asia Pacific been "jobless"? -- Road map to the report -- Note -- References -- 2. The Demand for and Supply of Labor and Human Capital -- The demand for work: A profile from firm surveys -- A profile of the labor force in East Asia Pacific: Who is working and where? -- Note -- References -- Spotlight 1 Work in the Informal Economy -- What is the informal economy? -- Why does it matter? -- How is informal employment measured? -- Informal employment in East Asia Pacific -- Notes -- References -- 3. Is Work in East Asia Pacific Transformational? Greater Productivity, Living Standards, and Social Cohesion -- Work and productivity -- Work and living standards -- Work and social cohesion -- Conclusion: Do not take the transformative role of work for granted -- Notes -- References -- Part II
4. The Fundamentals -- Prices and exchange rates -- Public spending and taxation -- An enabling environment for enterprise? -- Are the "fundamentals" in East Asia Pacific pro-work? -- Annex 4A Supplementary data for chapter 4 -- Notes -- References -- 5. Building Human Capital -- Progress in health and education -- Supply, demand, and skills gaps -- Why do skills gaps exist and persist? -- Policy priorities and examples of success in skills development -- Notes -- References -- 6. Labor Market Regulations, Interventions, and Institutions -- Regulations -- Interventions -- Institutions: Organized labor in East Asia Pacific -- The impact of labor policy on work and earnings -- Conclusions -- Annex 6A Supplementary Tables -- Notes -- References -- Part III -- 7. Priority Policy Challenges to Well-being from Work in East Asia Pacific -- The "jobs challenges" typology -- Country categorization by level of development -- Country categorization by demographics -- Country categorization by endowments
Country categorization by institutional factors -- Implications for policy makers concerned about work -- Notes -- References -- Spotlight 2 Past Jobs Strategies in East Asia: Could They Work Today? -- What exactly are employment -- or jobs -- strategies? -- East Asia's experience with employment strategies -- Are these strategies viable for emerging East Asia Pacific countries now? -- Note -- References -- 8. Well-being from Work in the Pacific Island Countries -- Employment challenges of the small Pacific island countries -- Five employment priorities for Pacific island countries -- Conclusions -- Notes -- References -- 9. A Region at a Crossroads -- What should an employment strategy set out to achieve? -- Remove biases that hurt working people -- Make labor regulation and social protection work for all working people -- Take proactive measures to address remaining failures and capture externalities -- Why should this approach to crafting employment strategies appeal to governments in East Asia Pacific?
Subject Labor -- East Asia
Labor -- Pacific Area
Manpower policy -- East Asia
Manpower policy -- Pacific Area
East Asia -- Economic conditions -- 21st century
Pacific Area -- Economic conditions -- 21st century
East Asia -- Economic policy
Pacific Area -- Economic policy
Informal sector (Economics) -- East Asia
Informal sector (Economics) -- Pacific Area
Well-being -- East Asia
Well-being -- Pacific Area
Alt Author Nguyen, Trang Van
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