join us on facebook likeyoulove
Search our site
Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber Read the opening extract of the brand new Kathleen Barber book before its publication on 27/12/2017

Labor and Economic Growth in Five Asian Countries South Korea,Malaysia,Taiwan,Thailand and the Philippines by Walter Galenson

Labor and Economic Growth in Five Asian Countries South Korea,Malaysia,Taiwan,Thailand and the Philippines


Labor and Economic Growth in Five Asian Countries South Korea,Malaysia,Taiwan,Thailand and the Philippines by Walter Galenson

This work explores developments in the labor markets of five countries--South Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, and the Philippines--which have undergone successful economic development during the past quarter of a century. This includes employment, earnings, industrial relations, and social security measures. While the Philippines' progress has lagged, the other four countries constitute the most successful group of the world's developing countries--offering a interesting contrast in approaches to growth. The author's methodology is comparative by specific subject, so that a correlation of developmental stages and the emergence of particular features of the labor market emerges. This study is unique in that inter-country comparisons are made in terms of specific aspects of the labor market. The work will be of interest to economists, political scientists, and sociologists concerned with problems of development. And it will be useful in pointing the way to successful development practices.


?All in all, the volume provides a succinct summary of the evolution of labor's situation in comparative Asian perspective for countries whose experience is of pressing interest to other developing-country policy-makers.?-The Journal of Asian Studies

About the Author

WALTER GALENSON is Professor Emeritus of Economics at Cornell University. He was founder and first director of the Center for Chinese Studies at the University of California at Berkeley, founder of the World Employment Program of the International Labor Office in Geneva, and is a past president of the Association for Comparative Economic Studies. Dr. Galenson is the author of 14 books, including most recently, New Trends in Employment Practices: An International Survey (Greenwood Press, 1991).

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

23rd March 1992


Walter Galenson

More books by Walter Galenson
Author 'Like for Like'


Praeger Publishers Inc an imprint of ABC-CLIO


144 pages


Sociology: work & labour
Development economics & emerging economies
Industrial relations



It's a lively, independent website with reviews, recommendations and more - with a huge range of books available to buy in all formats.

Alison Layland

It has enriched my leisure time by introducing me to a world of books which I would not have previously considered.

Val Rowe

Ever purchased a book, read a few pages & thought I'm not going to enjoy this? Honest book reviews mean you'll never have that problem again

Jill Peters

You'll always find what you never knew you were looking for and you're always spoilt for choice.

Helen Jones

I love Lovereading because I get to read great books and then get to tell everybody how good they are.

Sally Doel

I love the 'like for like' author recommendations, it's like an old friend whispering in your ear.

Emma Caddick

It has opened my eyes to different authors and genres. Just log on and try, you will be surprised and not want for reading material again.

Jocelyn Garvey

Lovereading has given me the opportunity to delve into new and exciting worlds of authors who I would never have tried before.

Glynis Elliott