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Employment & unemployment

See below for a selection of the latest books from Employment & unemployment category. Presented with a red border are the Employment & unemployment books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Employment & unemployment books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Plunkett's Companion to The Almanac of American Employers 2020

Plunkett's Companion to The Almanac of American Employers 2020

Author: Jack W. Plunkett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/03/2020

Equilibrium Unemployment Theory

Equilibrium Unemployment Theory

Author: Christopher A. (London School of Economics) Pissarides Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2020

This book focuses on the modeling of the transitions in and out of unemployment, given the stochastic processes that break up jobs and lead to the formation of new jobs, and on the implications of this approach for macroeconomic equilibrium and for the efficiency of the labor market. An equilibrium theory of unemployment assumes that firms and workers maximize their payoffs under rational expectations and that wages are determined to exploit the private gains from trade. This book focuses on the modeling of the transitions in and out of unemployment, given the stochastic processes that break up jobs and lead to the formation of new jobs, and on the implications of this approach for macroeconomic equilibrium and for the efficiency of the labor market. This approach to labor market equilibrium and unemployment has been successful in explaining the determinants of the natural rate of unemployment and new data on job and worker flows, in modeling the labor market in equilibrium business cycle and growth models, and in analyzing welfare policy. The second edition contains two new chapters, one on endogenous job destruction and one on search on the job and job-to-job quitting. The rest of the book has been extensively rewritten and, in several cases, simplified.

Contemporary Work and the Future of Employment in Developed Countries

Contemporary Work and the Future of Employment in Developed Countries

Author: Peter Holland Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/02/2020

Whilst only in the second decade of the 21st century, we have seen significant and fundamental change in the way we work, where we work, how we work and the conditions of work. The continued advancements of (smart) technology and artificial intelligence, globalisation and deregulation can provide a 'sleek' view of the world of work. This paradigm can deliver the opportunity to both control work and provide new challenges in this emerging virtual and global workplace with 24/7 connectivity, as the boundaries of the traditional organisation 'melt' away. Throughout the developed world the notions of work and employment are becoming increasingly separated and for some this will provide new opportunities in entrepreneurial and self-managed work. However, the alternate or 'bleak' perspectives is a world of work where globalisation and technology work together to eliminate or minimise employment, underpinning standardised employment with less and less stable or secure work, typified by the rise of the 'gig' economy and creating more extreme work, in terms of working hours, conditions and rewards. These aspects of work are likely to have a significant negative impact on the workforce in these environments. These transformations are creating renewed interest in how work and the workforce is organised and managed and its relationship to employment in a period when all predictions are that the pace of change will only accelerate.

The Future of Work in Africa Harnessing the Potential of Digital Technologies for All

The Future of Work in Africa Harnessing the Potential of Digital Technologies for All

Author: Mark Dutz, Jieun Choi, Zainab Usman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2020

This companion report to the World Development Report (WDR) 2019: The Changing Nature of Work addresses the key themes of creating productive jobs and addressing the needs of those left behind.

Scoping Study on Decent Work and Employment in Fisheries and Aquaculture Issues and Actions for Discussion and Programming

Scoping Study on Decent Work and Employment in Fisheries and Aquaculture Issues and Actions for Discussion and Programming

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/01/2020

Based on the available literature, this study explores wide-ranging decent work concerns in the fisheries and aquaculture sector to inform and guide FAO programming and collaboration with governments, civil society organizations, the private sector and other UN organizations in promoting decent working and living conditions along the whole seafood value chain.

Working Women Renaiss Germany

Working Women Renaiss Germany

Author: Merry E. Wiesner Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/01/2020

The Almanac of American Employers 2020

The Almanac of American Employers 2020

Author: Jack W. Plunkett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2019

Plunkett's Health Care Industry Almanac is the only complete reference to the American Health Care Industry and its leading corporations. No other source provides this massive book's easy-to-understand comparisons of national health expenditures, emerging technologies, patient populations, hospitals, clinics, corporations, research, Medicare, Medicaid, managed care and many other areas of vital importance. Features dozens of statistical tables covering every aspect of the industry, including Medicare expenditures, hospital utilization, insured and uninsured populations, revenues and health care expenditures as a percent of GDP. In addition, a special area covers health status of the U.S. population. The corporate analysis section features in-depth profiles of the Health Care 500, the largest and most successful firms in health care, public and private, U.S. and international, from leading companies in pharmaceuticals to managed care companies. Details for each corporation include growth plans, subsidiaries and financial results, as well as executives by title, and valuable contact information such as phone and fax numbers, website addresses and headquarters addresses. You'll find a complete overview, industry analysis and market research report in one superb, value-priced package.

Prospects for Faculty in the Arts and Sciences A Study of Factors Affecting Demand and Supply, 1987 to 2012

Prospects for Faculty in the Arts and Sciences A Study of Factors Affecting Demand and Supply, 1987 to 2012

Author: William G. Bowen, Julie Ann Sosa Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/06/2019

This thought-provoking study of academic job markets over the next quarter century uses rigorous analysis to project substantial excess demand for faculty starting in the 1997-2002 period. Particularly severe imbalances are projected in the humanities and social sciences. Contrary to popular impressions, however, these projected shortages are not caused by any unusual bunching of retirements. The authors' discussion of factors affecting the outlook for academic employment includes information on changes in the age distributions of faculties, trends in enrollment, shifts in the popularity of fields of study, changes in the faculty-student ratio, and the continuing increase in the time spent by the typical graduate student in obtaining a doctorate. This work will appeal to a broad audience. It will be essential reading for those who are responsible for determining the size and character of graduate programs in universities, for aspiring academics who are looking for a sense of their job prospects, for college and university faculty members and administrators who must recruit new colleagues, and for those interested in the federal role in higher education. Originally published in 1989. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Inclusion and Exclusion: Unemployment and Non-standard Employment in Europe

Inclusion and Exclusion: Unemployment and Non-standard Employment in Europe

Author: Jens Lind Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/06/2019

Published in 1999, this text is influenced by two sets of theories, namely regulation theories and theories on social citizenship. Regulation theories are mainly used as an overall guideline - a frame of reference - in the analysis of changed, unchanged and new types of integration and differentiation in working life and its social modes of regulations. The perspective on social citizenship is concentrated on participation in working life - what are the changes in working life (unemployment and non-standard employment) and what are the conditions and the outcome of social regulation? These questions are thematized in two articles and analyzed in chapter 7 which focuses on four welfare state models represented by Portugal, England, the Netherlands and Denmark. The book aims to contribute material on labour market segmentation and social policies to combat labour market marginalization in four countries studies representing typical European welfare state models.

Debating Unemployment Policy Political Communication and the Labour Market in Western Europe

Debating Unemployment Policy Political Communication and the Labour Market in Western Europe

Author: Laurent (Universite de Lausanne, Switzerland) Bernhard Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/05/2019

In 2008 the world experienced the Great Recession, a financial and economic crisis of enormous proportions and the greatest economic downturn since the 1930s. In its wake, unemployment became a key preoccupation of West European publics and politicians. This comparative study considers the policy debates surrounding unemployment in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Denmark and Switzerland since 2008. With an over-arching focus on drawing out cross-national commonalities and differences, the authors ask whether patterns of political communication vary across countries. Their analysis draws on interviews with labour market policy-makers in the six selected countries, and paints a revealing picture. Appealing to researchers in comparative politics, political communication and welfare state research, this book will also interest practitioners involved in labour market policy.

Unions and Employment in a Market Economy Strategy, Influence and Power in Contemporary Britain

Unions and Employment in a Market Economy Strategy, Influence and Power in Contemporary Britain

Author: Andrew (Unite the Union, Scotland, UK) Brady Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/03/2019

Due to the sharp declines in trade union density and collective bargaining coverage post-1979, the shift by trade unions towards political action has had significant implications for employment relations regulation in contemporary Britain. Yet, there remains insufficient discussion of the factors of influence affecting changes in the political action process from a historical and contemporary perspective. Unions and Employment in a Market Economy will evidence how trade unions were able to offset environmental constraints through a progressive focus on political action, despite diminished power in the Labour Party's structures and the wider economy. The book presents four legislative events categorised as functional equivalents enacted in two different periods of Labour governance (1974-79 and 1997-2010). The selected events are the Social Contract (1974-79), National Minimum Wage (1998), Employment Relations Act (1999) and the Warwick Agreement (2004). The book's findings lend credence to the proposition that in a liberal market economy there is a valuable dividend associated with trade union political exchange through the Labour Party.