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Unlocking the employment potential in the Middle East and North Africa : toward a new social contract.

Author: World Bank.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : World Bank, ©2004.
Series: MENA development report.; Orientations in development.
Edition/Format:   Print book : International government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Unlocking the Employment Potential in the Middle East and North Africa provides a comprehensive account of recent employment outcomes and outlines the policy reforms required to improve the performance of the region's labor markets. But the book goes beyond a technical discussion of labor market outcomes and investigates the broader political-economic aspects of state-society relations. It integrates questions  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Statistiques (Descripteur de forme)
Material Type: Government publication, International government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: World Bank.
ISBN: 082135678X 9780821356784
OCLC Number: 54035057
Description: xxi, 262 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Overview: Creating 100 Million Jobs for a Fast-Growing Work Force --
Labor Market Outcomes in the Post-World War II Period --
Scope and Methodology of the Report --
Structure and Organization of the Report --
Findings in Comparative Perspective --
Evolution of State-Labor Relations in the Middle East and North Africa --
Legacy of the Social Contract --
Definition of the Social Contract --
Characteristics of the Social Contract --
Context That Produced the Social Contract --
External Factors That Contribute to the Social Contract --
Domestic Factors That Influenced the Social Contract --
Rise of Mass Politics --
Mass Politics and the Nationalist Movement --
The Changing Political Arena --
Codification of the Social Contract --
The Social Contract and Labor Markets --
State Regulation and Intervention Were Extensive --
Economic Growth Marks the 1960s and 1970s --
Oil Helps Sustain the Social Contract --
The Social Contract Addresses MENA's Deficiencies --
The Social Contract Is under Strain: The 1980s and 1990s --
Oil Prices Collapse and Economic Crisis Occurs --
Governments Respond to Economic Difficulties --
Vulnerability to External Shocks Increases --
Adjustment Challenges the Social Contract --
Costs of the Redistributive Preference Are Rising --
Demography, Labor Growth, and Employment Outcomes --
MENA's Demographic Transition --
Mortality Rates Have Declined Rapidly --
Fertility Transition Was Slow --
Differences within MENA Are Significant --
Determinants of Fertility Must Be Understood --
MENA Conforms to Global Patterns.
Series Title: MENA development report.; Orientations in development.

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In no small measure, the economic future of the Middle East and North Africa region will be determined by the fate of its labour markets. This title argues that meeting this employment challenge will  Read more...

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