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Book Chapter
Does union membership pay off?: Evidence from Vietnamese SMEs

From the book: Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Vietnam

Labor unions Wages Small and medium enterprises
Working Paper
Does union membership pay off?: Evidence from Vietnamese SMEs

In the absence of adequate institutional mechanisms, trade unions can potentially promote higher wages and other worker benefits, yet limited data availability means little is known about the effect unions have on individual earnings in developing ec...

Labor unions Wages Small and medium enterprises
Working Paper
Social and political capital in rural Vietnam

This paper exploits five waves of the Vietnam Access to Resources Household Survey (VARHS) to investigate issues of social and political capital in rural Vietnam...

Economic development Families Household survey
Book Chapter
Trade Unions in South Africa

From the book: Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics, Vol. 2. As an upper middle-income country within Africa, South Africa often attracts specific interest in terms of its economic growth and development dynamics...

Industrial relations Labor market Labor unions
Working Paper
Trade Unions in an Emerging Economy: The Case of South Africa

This paper provides a historical overview of the South African trade union movement, followed by a brief discussion of the labour market legislation and institutions formed since 1994...

Industrial relations Labor market Labor unions
Book Chapter
What Can Latin America Learn from China's Labour Market Reforms?

From the book: Falling Inequality in Latin America

Labor market Labor policy Labor unions
Book Chapter
The Finnish Developmental State and its Growth Regime

From the book: Development Success

Economic development Economic policy Income distribution
Blog
Learning How to Promote Social Protection from Cambodia’s Garment Workers
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Alisa DiCaprio Innovations in social protection systems design have moved forward quickly on the supply-side over the past decade...

Employee rights Human rights Labor laws and legislation
Blog
From the Editor's Desk (December 2011)

Tony Addison With the end of the year fast approaching, we bring you the last Angle of 2011. Here in Helsinki, the shortest day of the year is nearly upon us when we will have six hours of daylight...

Economic aspects (Finance) Climatic changes Economic aspects (Right of property)
Research Brief
Learning How to Promote Social Protection from Cambodia’s Garment Workers

Innovations in social protection systems design have moved forward quickly on the supply-side over the past decade. But the same degree of creativity has not been applied to the equally critical demand-side constraints to social protection...

Labor unions Social movement Social security
Working Paper
The Demand Side of Social Protection: Lessons from Cambodia’s Labour Rights Experience

In fragile states, social protection programmes are often a kaleidoscope of projects financed and implemented by a variety of donors, government agencies and NGOs...

Labor unions Social movement Social security
Blog
What Can Developing Countries Learn From Finland’s Industrial Transformation?

Markus Jäntti and Juhana Vartiainen Finland is an example of a late but successful state-led industrialization that was carried out rapidly...

Economic development Economic policy Income distribution
Working Paper
The Finnish Developmental State and its Growth Regime

This paper reviews Finland’s growth strategy in the postwar decades. Finland was able to initiate an impressive mobilization of resources during this period, reflected mostly in a high rate of capital accumulation for manufacturing industries...

Credit Economic development Economic growth
Working Paper
Growth and Equity in Finland

This paper reviews Finnish economic history during the 'long' twentieth century with a special emphasis on policies for equity and growth...

Economic development Economic policy Education
Book Chapter
Evasive Reform: Informalization in a Liberalized Economy with Wage-setting Unions

From the book: Informal Labour Markets and Development

Free trade Informal sector (Economics) Labor unions
Book Chapter
Group Behaviour and Development: A Comparison of Farmers' Organizations in South Korea and Taiwan

From the book: Group Behaviour and Development

Agricultural laborers Group decision making Labor unions
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