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    Perspective

    How to Extract Online Data for Research

    While a fair bit of data is actually available online, it's not in a machine readable format. The data is either in a .pdf file or inside tables on multiple web pages. Data available in these formats is difficult to analyze as it usually cannot be read by any statistical software.

    by Amanbir Singh
    Perspective
    Gender 4 November 2015

    Is “Abenomics” Helping to Increase Female Labor Participation in Japan?

    As the employment and activity rates for men are already quite high in Japan, there is limited scope to further increase the number of men participating in the economy. So in order to significantly increase the total size of Japan's workforce, there must be an increase in women's participation in the labor force.

    by Amanbir Singh
    Perspective
    Urbanization 31 October 2015

    Re-examining the Link Between Urbanization, Jobs and Economic Growth

    The relationship between urbanization and economic growth may actually be tenuous, and the relationship with formal economy job creation even more so. This is particularly true of newly urban and rapidly urbanizing regions of Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

    Perspective
    Education and Skills 7 October 2015

    ‘Skill India’ Won’t Succeed Without Inclusive Cities

    With most of India's job-hungry youth residing in rural areas, and most of its job creation happening in cities, the country must design its cities to cope with "and welcome" internal migrants.

    Report
    Income and Wages 11 September 2015

    Global Wage Debates: Politics or Economics?

    The 10-chapter volume examines a rich diversity of wage-related policy issues from around the world: wage inequality in Brazil; minimum wage setting in decentralized Indonesia; the gender dimensions of agricultural wages in India; and the impact of state-level minimum wages in the United States, among other topics.

    by Gregory Randolph, Knut Panknin
    Report
    Income and Wages 11 September 2015

    Minimum As Maximum? Wage Policies in the Garment Industries of Select Asian Countries

    This report analyses and contextualizes the wage developments in the garment industry in five Asian countries: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Myanmar, Pakistan, and Vietnam.

    by Julia Mueller, Lukas Bauer
    Report
    Income and Wages 10 September 2015

    Statutory Minimum Wage Regulation in Europe: A Necessary Evil?

    This report gives an overview of current- minimum-wage setting mechanisms in European countries and looks more specifically at why statutory minimum wage is causing such controversies in some of the countries that have the strongest trade unions in Europe.

    by Line Eldring, Kristin Alsos
    Report
    Income and Wages 10 September 2015

    The Bumpy Road to a National Minimum Wage in Germany

    A key driver behind the introduction of the minimum wage was the erosion of the German collective bargaining system that began in the mid-1990s.

    by Claudia Weinkopf
    Report
    Income and Wages 10 September 2015

    The Impacts of Minimum Wage Policy in China: Mixed Results for Women, Youth and Migrants

    The authors propose that in its application by policymakers, minimum wage policy should focus on its initial intended purpose– ensuring that workers receive remuneration at a particular threshold to provide for their basic needs. Beyond that, the minimum wage should not be used as the primary tool to accomplish other political and economic goals, such as increasing average wages or promoting social development.

    by Li Shi, Carl Lin
    Report
    Income and Wages 10 September 2015

    The Minimum Wage Debate in Decentralized Indonesia: The Power of Unions and Local Government

    This report discusses the political economy of minimum wage setting that has developed in Indonesia and seeks to examine the changing role of workers, employers, and local governments.

    by Indrasari Tjandraningsih