International Labour Review

This global multidisciplinary journal covers labour, social policies and relationships. It also covers fields, such as employment and labour markets, training and skills development, social security and social protection, labour law and labour institutions.

Articles from Vol. 135, No. 1, 1996

Combating Unemployment, Restructuring Work: Reflections on a French Study
Jean BOISSONNAT * Consider this enigma: over the past 20 years or so Europe has been flooded with unemployment, while growth in production has continued unabated (with moderate falls only in 1975 and in 1993). In the 1930s when production collapsed,...
Contract Labour in Malaysia: Perspectives of Principal Employers, Contractors and Workers
Kiong-Hock LEE * and A. SIVANANTHIRAN ** One of the major characteristics of contemporary labour markets worldwide is their significant fragmentation. The ... traditional model of the long-term employment relationship between employer and employee is...
Droit Du Travail
Javillier, Jean-Claude. Droit du travail. 5th edition. Paris, Librairie generale de droit et de jurisprudence, 1996. 615 pp. Foreword, index, list of abbreviations. ISBN 2-275-00398-3. ISSN 0990-3909. This handbook of French labour law is notable for...
Employment Policies in a Global Context
International Labour Conference, 83rd Session, 1996. Report V: Employment policies in a global context. Geneva, 1996. i + 102 pp. 17.50 Swiss francs. ISBN 92-2-109871-0. ISSN 0074-6681. The problem of deteriorating employment conditions in many parts...
Introduction
'Workers' anxiety as to the prospects for employment and the terms on which it may be offered underlies all the articles in this issue. Taken up, in turn, are the possible evolution of employment and the causes of unemployment in Europe, the relative...
Labour Relations and Work Organization in Industrialized Countries
Muneto OZAKI Work organization has recently been undergoing significant changes in all industrialized countries. Current work reforms are aimed primarily at optimizing the harmonization of production systems and work organization with a view to improving...
Outsourcing Decisions: Evidence from Australia-Based Enterprises
John BENSON * and Nick IERONIMO ** The pressure on western firms to compete in a global economy has, in recent years, created a more strategic approach to management. "Total quality management", "best practice benchmarking", "lean production", and "continuous...
Ownership and Control: Rethinking Corporate Governance for the Twenty-First Century
Blair, Margaret M. Ownership and control: Rethinking corporate governance for the twenty-first century. Washington, DC, The Brookings Institution, 1995. vii + 371 pp. Tables, figures, appendices, bibliography, index. ISBN 0-8157-0948-X (hardback); 0-8157-0947-1...
Social Citizenship for Whom? Young Turks in Germany and Mexican Americans in the United States
Faist, Thomas. Social citizenship for whom? Young Turks in Germany and Mexican Americans in the United States. Aldershot, Avebury, 1995. xvi + 244 pp. Figures, tables, glossary, appendices, bibliography. ISBN 1-85972-208-3. Why do different policy systems...
Summary of Reports (Articles 19,22,35 of the Constitution) / Equality in Employment and Occupation / and Others
International Labour Conference, 83rd Session, 1996. Report III (Parts 1, 2 and 3): Summary of reports (Articles 19, 22 and 35 of the Constitution). Geneva, 1996. iii + 31 pp. 10 Swiss francs. ISBN 92-2-109864-8. ISSN 0074-6681. -. Report III (Part 4A):...
Sustainable Development and Poverty Alleviation in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Case of Botswana
Perrings, Charles. Sustainable development and poverty alleviation in sub-Saharan Africa: The case of Botswana. Basingstoke, Macmillan, 1996. xiii + 220 pp. Tables, figures, appendices, bibliography, index. ISBN 0-333-64671-1 (also New York, St. Martin's...
Tripartite Consultation at the National Level on Economic and Social Policy
International Labour Conference, 83rd Session, 1996. Report VI: Tripartite consultation at the national level on economic and social policy. Geneva, 1996. iv + 57 pp. 12.50 Swiss francs. ISBN 92-2-109872-9. ISSN 0074-6681. This report, also submitted...
Unemployment in Europe: A Problem of Relative or Aggregate Demand for Labour?
Freddy HEYLEN,* Lucia GOUBERT * and Eddy OMEY * abour market developments in the 1980s and the 1990s to date have been very different in the United States and the European Union. In the United States unemployment has been maintained at a relatively low...
What Is the Future of Work? Ideas from a French Report
What is the future of work? Ideas from a French report Certain recent events illustrate people's fears about the value of their work amidst the acute employment crisis and widespread talk about globalization. In December 1995 France experienced its longest...
Women's Wages and Employment in Korea
Bai, Moo Ki; Cho, Woo Hyun. Women's wages and employment in Korea. Seoul, Seoul National University Press, 1995. x + 399 pp. Figures, tables, references, appendices, index. ISBN 89-7096-558-0. This book brings together the findings of three research...