The Government of India recently amended the Maternity Benefit Act to increase maternity leave from the current 12 weeks to 26 weeks for women working in the private sector. Will this new measure help to arrest the declining rates of women in the workforce?
Running some basic statistical tests shows that the rise of GDP and the fall of unemployment are highly correlated in China, dispelling London School of Economics professor Keyu Jin's controversial assertion that China's economic growth has had little impact on the employment situation.
By helping to raise living standards, "Just Jobs" act as a vehicle for inclusive economic growth. Just jobs provide people with appropriate compensation, healthcare, pensions, labor rights and opportunities for economic mobility.
The United States must put policymaking and legislative muscle behind good job creation. As the president himself noted in the State of the Union address, "The cold, hard fact is that even in the midst of recovery, too many Americans are working more than ever just to get by; let alone to get ahead. And too many still aren't working at all."
The destiny of the American labor movement depends on awakening within its ranks a belief in shared prosperity beyond U.S. borders.
The Great Recession highlights deficiencies in social protection systems that should be in place to promote broad-based economic growth.
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