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Regulating for Equitable and Job-Rich Growth

Edited by: Colin Fenwick, Valerie Van Goethem

ISBN13: 9781788112666
Published: December 2017
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £85.00

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This book offers a critical reflection on the operation and effects of labour regulation. It articulates the broad goals and extensive potential for it to contribute to inclusive development, while also considering the limits of some areas of regulation and governance.

Drawing on both field studies and innovative theoretical perspectives, the contributors reveal an emerging consensus that labour regulation is neither negative nor positive for economic and social outcomes. By comparing the concerns and methodologies of various disciplines, they argue that balanced regulation is essential.

Following analysis of how the global financial crisis has increased labour market segmentation, the book addresses the needs of key groups often at the periphery including young women, workers in the informal economy, migrants and home-care workers.

The book argues that effective and efficient labour market regulation can contribute to achieving key policy goals of employment formalization and inclusive labour markets, while also pursuing equitable distribution. An important comparative work, academics and students will find this book to be of exceptional value, particularly those studying law, economics, political science, international relations and development studies.

Practitioners and policy-makers from both developed and developing countries will also benefit from the wide range of perspectives.

Employment Law
1. Labour market regulation and the imperative to stimulate job-rich growth Colin Fenwick and Valerie Van Goethem

Part I: Introduction
2. Reregulating for inclusive labour markets Jill Rubery
3. Beyond New Governance: Improving Employment Standards Enforcement in Liberal Market Economies Leah F. Vosko, John Grundy and Mark P Thomas

Part II: Labour Market Regulation and Vulnerability
4. Assessing the Scale of Women's Informal Work: An Industry Outlook for 14 Developing Countries Maarten van Klaveren and Kea Tijdens
5. Regulating informal work at the interface between labour law and migration law Mark Freedland
6. Partial protection? The Regulation of Home Care Workers' Working Conditions Sara Charlesworth

Part III: Labour Market Regulation and Informality
7. Informal work in the Republic of Korea: Non-Regulation or Non-Compliance? Byung-Hee Lee
8. Employment Formalization in Argentina: Recurring and New Challenges for Public Policies Fabio Bertranou and L. Casanova
9. Vending for Empowerment: A Study of the Formalization of Street Vendors in Bogota Ana Maria Vargas
10. Working conditions of urban vendors in Indonesia: Lessons for labour law enforcement Alex de Ruyter, Muhammad Irfan Syani, Riani Rachmawati, David Bailey and Tania Warnecke