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    Urbanization 11 March 2020

    Small City Economies: The Scope for Mobility, and the Threat of Getting Stuck

    In recent decades, megacities in India and Indonesia– the world's largest developing country democracies' have grown increasingly inaccessible to rural-urban migrants. For anyone who hasn't obtained higher levels of education, the potential wage boost in moving from a rural area to a big city has been eroded by increasing skill demands in the labor market and higher costs of living. Small cities, meanwhile, pose fewer barriers for rural-urban migrants.

    Urbanization 4 March 2020

    How Women Negotiate Opportunities in Small Cities

    Cities are often seen as sites of emancipation and freedom for women, as compared to the social restrictions of the village and the hard manual labour of working on the farm. Small cities might not offer the level of freedoms women experience in the metropolis, they do, however, create specific opportunities for young women to access non-farm work. A gender inclusive planning and governance framework is urgently needed to leverage the potential for improving women's work outcomes in these places.

    by Mukta Naik
    Urbanization 25 February 2020

    Small Cities at the Cusp of Multiple Mobilities

    It is already commonly acknowledged in migration studies that instead of one-time long-term movements from one place to another, migration is increasingly complex in pattern and duration. We find that small cities lie at the cusp of multiple mobilities, acting as origin points, destinations as well as transit points for migrant youth.

    by Mukta Naik
    Urbanization 20 February 2020

    Small City Dreaming: Where to Look for the Demographic Dividend

    Lately, policy makers and commentators have questioned whether the "demographic dividend" could turn into a "disaster" as countries struggle to create enough productive jobs for their ballooning youth populations. So far, research has focused less on the geography of the demographic dividend. Where are these young people who seek productive work? Where can their economic potential be fulfilled?

    by Gregory Randolph, Mukta Naik
    Technology 27 November 2019

    It’s Time to Include Workers in Internet Governance

    As the Internet Governance Forum meets in Berlin, Dr. Bama Athreya argues that workers must have a seat at the table.

    by Bama Athreya
    Income and Wages 29 November 2018

    Working Together for Minimum Wage Setting: Evidence From Myanmar

    From the recent experience in Myanmar, Adithya B. Kumar from CESD and Tanja Matheis from JJN, discuss the process of reaching consensus on minimum wage rates and how research organizations can help to facilitate fact-based decision making among stakeholders.

    by Adithya B. Kumar, Tanja Matheis

    Aging Workers in Thailand’s Electronics Sector: A Perspective of Assembly Line Work

    Retirement in your 40s doesn't sound attractive when you don't have sufficient retirement benefits to meet your basic needs. This is a stark reality confronting many factory workers in Thailand.

    by Jidapa Meepien, Tanja Matheis
    Entrepreneurship 7 February 2018

    Factory Workers Turned Entrepreneurs

    To what extent do young people aspire to life-long industrial jobs, independent of pay or working conditions? And what work do they do once they've left the factory?

    Trade and Supply Chains 15 August 2017

    Inclusive Industrialization: A Balanced View on Supply Chains in Vietnam

    The impact of foreign investment and global value chain integration on Vietnam's local economy must be evaluated from a balanced standpoint.

    by Nguyen Thang, Tanja Matheis
    Urbanization 14 June 2017

    Skin in the Game: The Role of Employers in Skills Training

    The mismatch between the demand and supply of skills is a global concern. The private sector, being the principal user, has a critical role in skills training.

    by Santosh Mehrotra

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