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.
By Ronaldo Munck
June 28, 2024
The overall context of this book is set by the decline of the globalization paradigm’s ability to grasp the complexity and uncertainty of the current era. It takes a new approach based on the frame of ‘transformation’ viewed as a catalyst to understand the complex interconnected nature of the world...
By Maria Urbaniec
January 29, 2024
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...
By Mark Levels, Christian Brzinsky-Fay, Craig Holmes, Janine Jongbloed, Hirofumi Taki
September 25, 2023
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 ...
By Magdalena Jelonek
September 25, 2023
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 ...
By Joop Hartog
August 18, 2023
Economists measure the effects of immigration through the yardstick of income. This book offers a broad survey of the conventional approach but in addition, also considers better measures of welfare or well-being and provides a detailed description and evaluation of policies - rules, ...
By Bir Singh
May 26, 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 ...
By Marick F. Masters, Raymond Gibney
March 22, 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 ...
By Beata Woźniak-Jęchorek, Kamilla Marchewka-Bartkowiak
January 19, 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...