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  1. The Hidden Assembly Line

    An exploration of the impact of subcontracted work in Asia, making links to the global economy, and to household level changes in women's financial security and work oppurtunities. Various case studies look at women's empowerment and changing social relations of production. Learn More
    £62.95

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  2. Ambiguous Empowerment

    This work examines the contradictory experiences of power and subjection as experienced by women school superintendants. It draws on interviews with professional women of various ethnic and racial backgrounds heading schools in rural, small-town and urban districts across the United States. Learn More
    £21.95

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  3. Making Freedom Pay

    This text reconstructs how freed men and women in tobacco-growing Central North Carolina worked to secure a place for themselves in a ravaged region and hostile time. It has a micro-economic history of Gainville County, drawn from public records, that looks at individual's stories. Learn More
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  4. The Future of Work

    Looking past today's headlines, political scientist and cultural observer Darrell West argues that society needs to rethink the concept of jobs, reconfigure the social contract, move toward a system of lifetime learning, and develop a new kind of politics that can deal with economic dislocations. Learn More
    £17.95

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  5. World Development Report 2021

    The World Development Report 2021 examines how countries can realize the potential benefits of data and safeguard against its harmful outcomes in order to improve the lives of poor people. Learn More
    £65.95

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  6. Viet Nam

    Examines how technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in Viet Nam can be improved to increase the country's global competitiveness. Following three decades of sustained economic growth, in 2009, Viet Nam graduated to become a lower middle-class country. However, despite foreign direct investment, labour productivity remains low. Learn More
    £28.50

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  7. Social Panorama of Latin America 2017

    Addresses the questions posed by the countries of the region in three major areas: income inequality between individuals and households and how these relate to labour market dynamics; the evolution of poverty and its determinants; and the effects of pension systems on equality. Learn More
    £73.50

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  8. Stitches to Riches?

    The apparel sector in South Asia is labour-intensive, employs more women on average than other manufacturing sectors, and provides jobs that allow for the acquisition of skills. Despite these development benefits, this book finds that the sector has not reached its full potential due to inefficiencies that affect its competitiveness. Learn More
    £33.50

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  9. Fetal Rights, Women's Rights

    Many US private employers have enacted foetal protection policies that barred women - that is, women had not been surgically sterilised - from working in jobs that might expose foetuses to toxins. This text analyses these policies and the ambiguous responses to them. Learn More
    £32.50

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  10. Bangladesh

    Tracks the employability of 1,216 computer and software engineering graduates from 9 universities in Bangladesh. The report also assesses the accessibility, quality, and relevance of computer and software engineering university programs and identifies possible areas for improvement. Learn More
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  11. Labour Mobility in the Asia-Pacific Region

    Presents papers that stem from the studies on international labor migration in twenty Asia-Pacific economies which were discussed at a joint PECC-ABAC conference held in Seoul, Korea, on 25-26 March 2008, organized by KOPEC. This book examines the demographic transition, and the associated pattern of international labor migration. Learn More
    £32.50

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  12. Making Freedom Pay

    Examines how freed men and women in tobacco-growing central North Carolina worked to secure a place for themselves in society. The text draws upon public records and assembled stories of individual lives from the initial days of emancipation to the turn of the century. Learn More
    £43.95

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  13. The Civilian Conservation Corps in Arizona's Rim Country

    Contains interviews of civilian conservation corp (ccc) veterans who served in the Rim Country, their stories and photographs of Rim Country camps and workers, and such emphemera as camp newspapers. This work talks about the human face of Arizona's ccc, the men's experiences, their work, and their lasting impact. Learn More
    £37.50

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  14. Boosting Productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Documents the productivity trends in Sub-Saharan Africa at three different dimensions: the aggregate level, the sectoral level, and the establishment level. It characterizes the evolution of productivity in the region vis-à-vis other countries and regions as well as country groups in Africa classified by their degree of natural resource abundance. Learn More
    £36.50

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  15. World Social Report 2020

    Examines the links between inequality and other major global trends (or megatrends), with a focus on technological change, climate change, urbanization and international migration. The analysis pays particular attention to poverty and labour market trends, as they mediate the distributional impacts of the major trends selected. Learn More
    £49.95

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