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  • Sub-Saharan Employment Developmentsby Alun H. Thomas

    International Monetary Fund 2015; US$ 9.00

    This paper documents the structural transformation in employment that has taken place in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) over the past 15 years. In contrast to Asian economies, where at least half of the labor flows out of agriculture have gone into industry, in SSA, most of the workers have ended up in the service sector, especially household enterprises.... more...

  • Spainby International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

    International Monetary Fund 2015; US$ 9.00

    This Selected Issues paper presents a preliminary assessment of recent labor market reforms in Spain, where the 2012 labor market reforms are making a difference. Wage moderation is contributing to a visible recovery in headline employment growth, and the reforms have made the labor market more resilient to shocks. Some evidence exists that the contribution... more...

  • Comparing the Employment-Output Elasticities of Expatriates and Nationals in the Gulf Cooperation Councilby Alberto Behar

    International Monetary Fund 2015; US$ 9.00

    We estimate the elasticity of private-sector employment to non-oil GDP in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for GCC nationals and expatriates using a Seemingly Unrelated Error Correction (SUREC) model. Our results indicate that the employment response is lower for nationals, who have an estimated short-run elasticity of only 0.15 and a long-run response... more...

  • The German Labor Market Reforms and Post-Unemployment Earningsby Niklas Engbom; Enrica Detragiache; Faezeh Raei

    International Monetary Fund 2015; US$ 9.00

    In 2003-05, Germany undertook extensive labor market reforms which werefollowed by a large and persistent decline in unemployment. Key elements of thereforms were a drastic cut in benefits for the long-term unemployed and tighter jobsearch and acceptance obligations. Using a large confidential data set from theGerman social security administration,... more...

  • Workplace Abuse, Incivility and Bullyingby Maryam Omari; Megan Paull

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This book bridges an existing gap in the literature relating to the study of workplace abuse, incivility and bullying. It provides broad perspectives to capture some of the diversity associated with the study of (negative) human behaviours using different methodological approaches, and in different cultural contexts. Studies in the area have grown... more...

  • The Economics of Labor Force Participationby William G. Bowen; T. Aldrich Finegan

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 120.00 US$ 109.20

    This comprehensive and detailed analysis of the factors that determine who is in the labor force in the United States is equally interesting for the light it sheds on what people are not working or seeking work-and why they are not. The effects on labor force participation rates of both individual characteristics (e.g. age, marital status, color,... more...

  • Israelby International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

    International Monetary Fund 2015; US$ 18.00

    This Selected Issues paper examines labor productivity in Israel. Israel's GDP per capita is low relative to the United States despite high labor input, as labor productivity is low. Catch-up of labor productivity to the United States stopped in the 1980s and relative labor productivity has since declined. Low labor productivity is the result of a... more...

  • Mental Health and Work Mental Health and Work: Austriaby OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2015; US$ 44.00

    Tackling mental ill-health of the working-age population is becoming a key issue for labour market and social policies in OECD countries. OECD governments increasingly recognise that policy has a major role to play in keeping people with mental ill-health in employment or bringing those outside of the labour market back to it, and in preventing mental... more...

  • Ageing and Employment Policies Ageing and Employment Policies: Denmark 2015by OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2015; US$ 25.00

    Given the ageing challenges, there is an increasing pressure in OECD countries to promote longer working lives. This report provides an overview of policy initiatives implemented in Denmark over the past decade. Even if these recent reforms are well in line with the recommendations of the 2005 OECD report Ageing and Employment Policies: Denmark, the... more...

  • The Missing Entrepreneurs 2015by OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2015; US$ 68.00

    The Missing Entrepreneurs 2015 is the third edition in a series of annual reports that provide data and policy analysis on inclusive entrepreneurship. Inclusive entrepreneurship involves business start-up and self-employment activities that contribute to social inclusion as well as to economic growth, covering entrepreneurship activities by social... more...