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Routledge Studies in Labour Economics


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Routledge Studies in Labour Economics looks at the economic implications of the modern labour market. This series is our home for cutting-edge, upper-level scholarly studies and edited collections. Considering labour economics alongside history, politics, cultural studies, health, education, globalisation, and other subjects, titles are characterized by dynamic interventions into established subjects and innovative studies on emerging topics. 

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The Digital Transformation of Labor (Open Access): Automation, the Gig Economy and Welfare

The Digital Transformation of Labor (Open Access): Automation, the Gig Economy and Welfare

1st Edition

Anthony Larsson, Robin Teigland
November 26, 2019

Through a series of studies, the overarching aim of this book is to investigate if and how the digitalization/digital transformation process causes (or may cause) the autonomy of various labor functions, and its impact in creating (or stymieing) various job opportunities on the labor market. This...

Mediterranean Migration and the Labour Markets: Policies for Growth and Social Development in the Mediterranean Area

Mediterranean Migration and the Labour Markets: Policies for Growth and Social Development in the Mediterranean Area

1st Edition

Salvatore Capasso, Eugenia Ferragina
July 31, 2019

This book focuses on issues that are relevant for the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership. The depth and the extension of the current political crisis in the area have changed the perspectives of conventional Euro-Mediterranean integration policies. The book provides the grounds for new patterns of...

Women's Economic Empowerment in Turkey

Women's Economic Empowerment in Turkey

1st Edition

Onur Burak Celik, Meltem Ince Yenilmez
June 04, 2019

Turkey has experienced growth in both the population and the workforce. However, female participation in the workforce in Turkey is extremely low, largely due to financial dependency and lack of higher education. The authors argue that greater research is needed to improve the economic position of...

A Comparative Perspective of Women’s Economic Empowerment

A Comparative Perspective of Women’s Economic Empowerment

1st Edition

Meltem Ince Yenilmez, Onur Burak Celik
June 04, 2019

The need for the creation of an enabling political, legal and economic environment for women within Turkey is rising. A growing concern is shown at the ethnic divisions and local discrimination against women, which have spilled over into the labor market. This book lends a supporting voice to the...

Young People and the Labour Market: A Comparative Perspective

Young People and the Labour Market: A Comparative Perspective

1st Edition

Floro Ernesto Caroleo, Olga Demidova, Enrico Marelli, Marcello Signorelli
November 20, 2017

Young people are a vulnerable category of workers, finding themselves in a delicate phase of their working life: their first entry into the labour market. In many European countries, youngsters are unemployed or have difficulty finding and obtaining jobs. This situation has deteriorated...

The Economics of Trade Unions: A Study of a Research Field and Its Findings

The Economics of Trade Unions: A Study of a Research Field and Its Findings

1st Edition

Hristos Doucouliagos, Richard B. Freeman, Patrice Laroche
February 27, 2017

Richard B. Freeman and James L. Medoff’s now classic 1984 book What Do Unions Do? stimulated an enormous theoretical and empirical literature on the economic impact of trade unions. Trade unions continue to be a significant feature of many labor markets, particularly in developing countries, and...

The Political Economy of Employment Relations: Alternative theory and practice

The Political Economy of Employment Relations: Alternative theory and practice

1st Edition

Aslihan Aykac
August 02, 2016

Employment has changed dramatically in the last few decades with the onset of neoliberal globalization. This change has become the objective of inquiry from different perspectives, such as development studies, labour economics or industrial relations, focusing on different units of analysis. The...

Workers and the Global Informal Economy: Interdisciplinary perspectives

Workers and the Global Informal Economy: Interdisciplinary perspectives

1st Edition

Supriya Routh, Vando Borghi
May 05, 2016

The global financial crisis and subsequent increase in social inequality has led in many cases to a redrawing of the boundaries between formal and informal work. This interdisciplinary volume explores the role of informal work in today’s global economy, presenting economic, legal, sociological,...

Youth and the Crisis (Open Access): Unemployment, education and health in Europe

Youth and the Crisis (Open Access): Unemployment, education and health in Europe

1st Edition

Gianluigi Coppola, Niall O'Higgins
December 10, 2015

The recent recession has led to an ongoing crisis in the youth labour market in Europe. This timely book deals with a number of areas related to the context, choices and experiences of young people, the consequences of which resonate throughout their lives. The focus of the contributions to this...

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