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Working hard, working poor : a global journey

Author: Gary S Fields
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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More than three billion people in the world live on less than two-and-a-half U.S. dollars per person per day. In this book, Gary Fields explains how the poor work, how they have improved their  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary S Fields
ISBN: 9780199794645 0199794642
OCLC Number: 778354144
Notes: How the poorer half works. A life's journey. A problem of enormous proportions. Four workers' stories. How the poor are working. Labor markets in a globalized world. Helping the poor earn their way out of poverty. Setting objectives, facing tradeoffs. Growth, trade, and aid. Harnessing the energies of private companies. Labor market policies for generating more wage employment. Increasing self-employment earnings. Taking action. What can you do?
Description: ix, 230 s
Contents: How the poorer half works --
A life's journey --
A problem of enormous proportions --
Four workers' stories --
How the poor are working --
Labor markets in a globalized world --
Helping the poor earn their way out of poverty --
Setting objectives, facing tradeoffs --
Growth, trade, and aid --
Harnessing the energies of private companies --
Labor market policies for generating more wage employment --
Increasing self-employment earnings --
Taking action --
What can you do?

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Gary Fields shows us the lives of the poor in developing countries and explains why so many are condemned to a life of hardship, no matter how hard they work. He also distills some of what's worked Read more...

 
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