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Global, regional and domestic apparel value chains in Southern Africa: social upgrading for some and downgrading for others

Shane Godfrey.

in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

November 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Labour Standards: National and International; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs; Economic Development. 8088 words.

Growing South–South trade and concern with the social implications of participation in value chains brings into focus the trade-offs involved when production can be relatively easily...

Has the quality of working life improved in the EU-15 between 1995 and 2005?

Nathalie Greenan, Ekaterina Kalugina and Emmanuelle Walkowiak.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

April 2014; p ublished online June 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Labour Standards: National and International; Economywide Country Studies; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour. 11019 words.

This article provides a mapping of quality of working life and measures its evolution between 1995 and 2005 with European Working Conditions Surveys. Using multilevel modelling, we assess...

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Information technology and the changing workplace in Canada: firm-level evidence

Saeed Moshiri and Wayne Simpson.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

December 2011; p ublished online June 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Labour Standards: National and International; Labour and Demographic Economics; Demand and Supply of Labour; Technological Change; Research and Development. 12975 words.

Recent advances in information and communication technology (ICT) have had dramatic effects on both individual and workplace performance. Use of computers and the Internet as...

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The quality of employment and decent work: definitions, methodologies, and ongoing debates

Brendan Burchell, Kirsten Sehnbruch, Agnieszka Piasna and Nurjk Agloni.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

March 2014; p ublished online December 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Labour Standards: National and International; Demand and Supply of Labour; Economic Development. 9846 words.

This article explores the development of concepts related to the ‘quality of employment’ in the academic literature in terms of their definition, methodological progress and ongoing policy...

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Race, Poverty and Deprivation in South Africa

Carlos Gradín.

in Journal of African Economies

March 2013; p ublished online September 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Demographic Economics; Labour Discrimination; Microeconomics; Economic Development; Welfare Economics; Labour Standards: National and International. 15277 words.

The aim of this paper was to explain why poverty and material deprivation in South Africa are significantly higher among those of African descent than among whites. To do so, we estimate...