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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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India's Informal Economy Contractual Labour in the Formal Manufacturing Sector

India's Informal Economy: Contractual Labour in the Formal Manufacturing Sector

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Bir Singh
May 18, 2023

The demand for economic inclusion has increasingly intensified, as manifested by the growing movements of farmers, workers, and social activists. Therefore, the question of adequate social representation of marginalized and underprivileged communities has to be made pivotal in the discourse of ...

Trade Union Finance How Labor Organizations Raise and Spend Money

Trade Union Finance: How Labor Organizations Raise and Spend Money

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Marick F. Masters, Raymond Gibney
March 31, 2023

There are few contemporary studies on the finances of unions. Indeed, little research exists on the internal operations of unions in the U.S. This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the financial resources and performance of the largest national unions. It discusses the theoretical and ...

Digital Labour Markets in Central and Eastern European Countries COVID-19 and the Future of Work

Digital Labour Markets in Central and Eastern European Countries: COVID-19 and the Future of Work

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Beata Woźniak-Jęchorek, Kamilla Marchewka-Bartkowiak
January 25, 2023

This book examines the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on changing labour markets and accelerating digitalisation of the workplace in Central and Eastern Europe. It provides an innovative and enriching take on the work experience from the pandemic times and discusses the challenges of ongoing ...

Foundations of Modern Slavery Profiles of Unfree and Coerced Labor through the Ages

Foundations of Modern Slavery: Profiles of Unfree and Coerced Labor through the Ages

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Caf Dowlah
January 09, 2023

This is an academic inquiry into how labor power has been dehumanized and commodified around the world through the ages for capital accumulation and industrialization, and colonial and post-colonial economic transformation. The study explores all major episodes of slaveries beginning from the ...

Economic and Social Perspectives on European Migration

Economic and Social Perspectives on European Migration

1st Edition

Edited By Francesca Fauri, Debora Mantovani, Donatella Strangio
August 01, 2022

This book addresses a wide range of migration-related issues in the European context and examines the socioeconomic consequences of migratory flows throughout Europe, focusing on a number of emblematic European countries. The book is divided into three parts. The first part deals with the tension ...

The Digital Economy and the European Labour Market

The Digital Economy and the European Labour Market

1st Edition

Edited By Maria Urbaniec
July 21, 2022

With a focus on the European labour market, this book seeks to understand how digital transformation affects changes in employee-employer relations. These consequences include shifts in job security and job flexibility as well as alternative work arrangements in the digital economy. This phenomenon...

Labour Market Institutions and Productivity Labour Utilisation in Central and Eastern Europe

Labour Market Institutions and Productivity: Labour Utilisation in Central and Eastern Europe

1st Edition

Edited By Beata Woźniak-Jęchorek, Michał Pilc
April 29, 2022

This book explains the role of formal labour market institutions in keeping the labour utilisation in Central and Eastern Europe above the level characteristic for Western European states. It provides an innovative and enriching take on labour utilisation at large and how various formal labour ...

The Dynamics of Marginalized Youth Not in Education, Employment, or Training Around the World

The Dynamics of Marginalized Youth: Not in Education, Employment, or Training Around the World

1st Edition

Edited By Mark Levels, Christian Brzinsky-Fay, Craig Holmes, Janine Jongbloed, Hirofumi Taki
April 05, 2022

This book studies young people who are Not in Education, Employment, or Training (NEET); a prime concern among policymakers. Moving past common interpretations of NEETs as a homogeneous group, it asks why some youth become NEET, whereas other do not. The authors analyse diverse school-to-work ...

Universities and the Labour Market Graduate Transitions from Education to Employment

Universities and the Labour Market: Graduate Transitions from Education to Employment

1st Edition

By Magdalena Jelonek
December 31, 2021

Debate surrounding the employability of graduates has been around for many decades, and interest in this area has grown particularly since the start of this century. Tackling this relevant area of scholarship, this book uses an innovative approach to analyse the relationship between the ...

The Digital Transformation of Labor Automation, the Gig Economy and Welfare

The Digital Transformation of Labor: Automation, the Gig Economy and Welfare

1st Edition

Edited By Anthony Larsson, Robin Teigland
June 30, 2021

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

Edited By Salvatore Capasso, Eugenia Ferragina
July 30, 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 ...

A Comparative Perspective of Women’s Economic Empowerment

A Comparative Perspective of Women’s Economic Empowerment

1st Edition

Edited By 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 ...

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