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Globalization, flexibilization and working conditions in Asia and the Pacific

Author: Lee, Sangheon ; Eyraud, François Corporate author: International Labour Office (ILO) Series: Chandos Asian studies series: contemporary issues and trends Publisher: Chandos Publishing, 2008.Language: EnglishDescription: 452 p. : Graphs/Ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 978921200291Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Globalization, Flexibilization and Working Conditions in Asia and the Pacific Contents List of figures List of tables Acknowledgements Introduction by F Eyraud and S. Lee About the contributors ix xiii xix xxi xxix PART 1: LABOUR MARKET CHANGES, WORKERS' VOICE AND LABOUR REGULATION 1 Globalization, institutional reforms and workers: changes and outcomes S. Lee and F Eyraud Introduction Recent developments in the labour market: economic and employment trends Flexibilization and diversity of employment patterns Wages and incomes: divisive growth Diversifying hours of work: long hours and underemployment Non-standard jobs, employment quality, workers' choice Globalization, deregulation and alternative policy options Conclusions 2 Trade union rights and trade competitiveness: Asia in a global context D. Kucera The debate Developments in trade union rights, wages and export market shares Recent findings What does it mean? . 47 52 72 78 5 10 21 28 30 36 45 47 3 3 3 The regulation of working conditions in Asia and the Pacific: flexibility, fragmentation and workers' rights D. McCann Introduction Globalization and the regulation of working conditions Flexibility and deregulation: a persistent debate Deregulatory discourses and working conditions laws in Asia and the Pacific Fragmentation and the indirect deregulation of working conditions Legal responses to fragmentation The impact of labour law in Asia and the Pacific Conclusion: advancing working conditions in Asia and the Pacific ­ some questions and suggestions 110 90 97 101 107 81 83 86 81 PART 2: FLEXIBILIZATION AND NON-STANDARD EMPLOYMENT 4Australia: institutional changes and workforce fragmentation I. Campbell Introduction Globalization and labour market reforms in Australia Changes in employment conditions for individual workers New issues and social debates Conclusions Acknowledgements 5 Japan: the resilience of employment relationships and the changing conditions of work K. Kubo Introduction: has the style of employment relationships changed in Japan? The effects of globalization and restructuring on labour Long-term employment relationship Increase in the number of non-regular workers Seniority-based pay system 153 155 160 166 172 153 115 116 124 148 151 152 115 Social debate: widening economic inequality and remedies Concluding remarks 6 The Republic of Korea: from flexibility to segmentation B.-H. Lee and B.-S. Yoo Introduction Labour market reforms and social dialogue Changes in employment conditions: segmentation in the labour market Conclusion PART 3: ECONOMIC PRESSURES AND THE CHANGING QUALITY OF WORK 7 Indonesia: the search for alternatives D. Widarti Introduction Globalization and labour market reforms Labour market trends Changes in employment conditions in Indonesia Social debates and new policy measures Conclusions and prospects 8 The Philippines: changes at the workplace J.V. Sibal, M.S.V. Amante and C. Tolentino Introduction Globalization and Philippine labour and economy Changes in the workplace: survey results Changes in management strategies and their impacts on workers: case studies Policy developments and prospects Appendix: the employer and the worker survey 9 Thailand: globalization and unprotected workers S. Siengthai Introduction 181 183 187 187 188 200 232 237 237 238 245 250 271 276 279 279 280 292 298 306 309 313 313 Globalization and labour market reforms Changes in employment conditions: some empirical evidence Social debates and the role of labour market institutions Conclusion Acknowledgements PART 4: TRANSITION AND EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS 10 China: economic transition, employment flexibility and security L. Chen and B. Hou Introduction Employment policies and labour market reforms Changes in employment conditions: survey results Debates on labour market policies Conclusions and prospects Appendix 11 Viet Nam: workers in transition Q.V. Dao Introduction Globalization and changes in the labour market Employment and labour policies Changes in employment conditions Conclusions and prospects References Index 314 328 339 341 342 347 347 348 358 374 377 380 383 383 384 394 397 410 413 445

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