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Title Laggards and leaders in labour market reform : comparing Japan and Australia / edited by Jenny Corbett [and others].
Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, 2009.

Series Routledge studies in the growth economies of Asia ; 88
Routledge studies in the growth economies of Asia ; 88.
Subject Labor market -- Japan.
Labor market -- Australia.
Manpower policy -- Japan.
Manpower policy -- Australia.
Alt Name Corbett, Jenny.
Australian National University.
Monash Institute for the Study of Global Movements.
Description 1 online resource (xx, 284 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Figures; Tables; Contributors; Preface; Abbreviations; 1 Facing up to the hurdle race; Part I: State of the economy since 1990 and implications for labour markets; 2 Australia's changing labour market; 3 Economic recession and changes in wages of part-time employees in Japan; 4 The changing distribution of working hours in Australia; Part II: Trade and the labour markets; 5 Has globalization increased Australian inequality?; 6 Imports, production, and the Australian worker; Part III: Earnings and income distribution.
Summary This book discusses the key elements of labour market reform, contrasting a country where reforms have been successfully carried through, Australia, with one where reforms have been less successful, Japan. The book demonstrates what the key elements of labour market reform are, and explores the key issues surrounding its implementation.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780203874653 (electronic bk.)
020387465X (electronic bk.)
9780415495943 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
0415495946 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 609431137
Additional Format Print version: Laggards and leaders in labour market reform. London ; New York : Routledge, 2009 9780415495943 (DLC) 2009001257 (OCoLC)298670878

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