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Mobilizing human resources in the Arab world

Author: R Paul Shaw
Publisher: London [England] ; New York, New York : Routledge, 2015. ©1983
Series: Routledge Library Editions: The Economy of the Middle East.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Shaw, R. Paul.
Mobilizing human resources in the Arab world.
London, [England] ; New York, New York : Routledge, ©2015
xix, 268 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: R Paul Shaw
ISBN: 9781315744803 1315744805 9781317593218 1317593219 9781317593225 1317593227 9781317593201 1317593200
OCLC Number: 912319899
Description: 1 online resource (291 pages).
Contents: Cover ; Half Title ; Title Page ; Copyright Page ; Original Title Page ; Original Copyright Page ; Dedication ; Table of Contents ; Tables; Figures; Preface ; Acknowledgments ; 1 Policy concerns, or why this study matters ; Introduction ; Problem areas; The construction boom; Traditional agriculture; Swelling population; Integrating women; Manpower and education; Methodological approach; A caveat concerning data sources; Appendix 1.1 National development plan expenditures; Appendix 1.2 Disaggregating the labor force participation rate; 2 Harnessing construction and labor migration; Overview. Quantifying labor migrationDocumenting the problems; Skill loss; Inflationary effects; Channelling remittances; Dependency on expatriate labor; Social tensions; Population distribution; Policy directives; Construction and employment of migrants; Impact on the distribution of migrants; Scope for policy intervention; The contribution of building construction to economic growth; Tying it all together; Appendix 2.1 Easy money, labor and leisure; Appendix 2.2 Analysis of the relationship between building construction and international and internal migration; 3 Energizing traditional agriculture. IntroductionMajor approaches; Agrarian reform; Reclamation and resettlement; Large-scale mechanization; Public expenditures; Policy directives; High-yielding varieties; Intensifying and diversifying crops; Improving irrigation; The cooperative as overseer; Animal husbandry; Fisheries; Human capital; Off-farm employment; Restrictive controls; Interregional cooperation and integration; Concluding remarks; Appendix 3.1 Classification of countries by physical resource constraints in agriculture; Appendix 3.2 The record of off-farm employment in agricultural development. Appendix 3.3 Off-farm employment and returns to educationAppendix 3.4 Off-farm employment and construction; 4 Appropriate population policy; Introduction; Education and the demand for children; Calibrating the relationship; Application; Discussion and qualifications; Infrastructure; Summary and conclusions; Appendix 4.1 Analysis of Tunisian fertility; Appendix 4.2 Data for the fertility/education analysis; Appendix 4.3 Analysis of the relationship between fertility and education; Appendix 4.4 Timing of fertility reduction and family limitation; 5 Upgrading women's employment; Introduction. Dispelling mythsThe Qur'an and Islamic custom; Empirical misconceptions; Permitted occupations; Policy directives; Husband's or father's economic situation; Education; Emigration of labor; Possible restraining factors; Legislative inroads; Conclusion; Appendix 5.1 Females in the labor force by economic activity; Appendix 5.2 Select governmental decrees bearing on women's emancipation; Appendix 5.3 Analysis of Tunisian female activity rates; 6 Manpower and educational shortages ; Introduction ; Stock taking ; Quantity ; Quality ; Content ; Distribution ; Brain drain ; Summing up.
Series Title: Routledge Library Editions: The Economy of the Middle East.
Responsibility: R. Paul Shaw.

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