Full and Productive Employment in Developing Economies: Towards the Sustainable Development Goals

1st Edition

Rizwanul Islam

Published August 21, 2019
Reference - 224 Pages - 19 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780815367864 - CAT# K336736
Series: Routledge Studies in Development Economics

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The United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals include a specific target for full and productive employment. However, what constitutes full employment in developing countries is not yet clearly understood. And likewise, there is no clear direction for developing strategies and policies to address this challenge.

Drawing on the author’s deep knowledge of employment and inclusive development, this book presents a broad framework which could enable us to pursue the challenging goal of full, productive employment in developing countries. It revisits the conceptual foundations of full employment and carefully examines the issue of suitable indicators for monitoring progress. It also examines the challenges created by globalized production chains and labour market fluctuations caused by economic crises. This book throws light on a major lacuna in development thinking on how the challenge of creating productive employment for all in developing countries needs to be addressed. It provides a solution by re-examining relevant theories and empirical evidence, and by bringing out their implications for development strategies and policies. Finally, the focus falls on the effective implementation of employment strategies and policies.

This authoritative work will appeal to a diverse readership of academic researchers, think-tanks, international organizations, and development partners.

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