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Reshaping the Labour Market : Regulation, Efficiency and Equality in Australia - Sue Richardson

Reshaping the Labour Market

Regulation, Efficiency and Equality in Australia

By: Sue Richardson (Editor)


Published: 9th October 2012
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The outcomes of the labour market have become the major economic and social problems of OECD countries over the past decade. Inflation has virtually disappeared, material standards of living on average are high, but 35 million people remain unemployed, inequality of earnings is rising and the establishment of regular employment is increasingly difficult for young people. In this book, a team of leading economists take Australia as a case study in which to examine whether regulation of the labour market assists or detracts from the achievement of desirable labour market outcomes. Attention is focused especially on the provision of adequate incomes and jobs for low-skilled workers, because this is the area in which labour markets around the world, including Australia, have failed most seriously in the past two decades.

Regulation of the labour market
Labour market deregulation in Australia
Wage regulation, low-wage workers, and employment
Poor workers? The link between low wages, low family income and the tax and transfer systems
Labour market regulation and low wages: taking a lifetime perspective
Could increasing the skills of the jobless be the solution to Australian unemployment?
Labour market deregulation, relative wages and the social security system
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ISBN: 9780521652810
ISBN-10: 0521652812
Series: Reshaping Australian Institutions
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 266
Published: 9th October 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.53