Job-rich Growth in Asia

Strategies for Local Employment, Skills Development and Social Protection

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Jobs-rich Growth in Asia discusses some of the most pressing issues that countries in Southeast Asia are facing in regard to boosting local employment and skills development while advancing social protection strategies in emerging, fast-growing labour markets. A joint OECD/ILO initiative, this book analyses local approaches in Asia to modernise labour markets and skills strategies and shows how local recovery is taking place through a combination of policy measures on employment creation, skills development and social protection.



Economic recovery and labour market adjustment in developing Asia

Chapter 2, “Economic recovery and labour market adjustment in developing Asia”, provides an overview of the impact of the financial crisis on the economy and the labour market in the region. It reviews policy development in three areas critical to long-term growth and social progress: fiscal support to economic recovery, the range and coverage of social protection and trade orientation. The chapter also examines the scope for employment, labour market and social policies in the aftermath of the global financial and economic crisis, suggesting that if industrial and competitiveness strategies were the overriding concern in the prior decades of sustained export-driven growth, employment and labour market concerns are now at the forefront.


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