Law and Labour Market Regulation in East Asia

1st Edition

Sean Cooney, Tim Lindsey, Richard Mitchell, Zhu Ying

Published July 25, 2002
Reference - 304 Pages
ISBN 9780415221689 - CAT# RU20394
Series: Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

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This edited collection examines the labour laws of seven industrializing East Asian societies - China, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan, the Philippines and Vietnam - and discusses the variation in their impact across the whole region. Leading scholars from each country consider both laws pertaining to working conditions and industrial relations, and those that regulate the labour market as a whole. Legislation concerning migrant labour, gender equality, employment creation and skills formation is also examined. Adopting their own distinct theoretical perspectives, the authors trace the historical development of labour regulation and reveal that most countries in the region now have quite extensive frameworks.
This book will be particularly useful to people interested in the place of labour law, and law in general, in contemporary East Asian societies.

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