This unique study reviews employment conditions in Asia and the Pacific in the context of globalization and the increasing pressures towards flexibilization. It places a strong focus on the divergent experiences of individual workers regarding their employment conditions – employment status, wages/incomes, working time, work organizations and health and safety. Along with thematic studies concerning the roles of workers’ voice and labour regulation in determining employment conditions, this book includes eight country studies from Australia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, China and Viet Nam, based on a common research framework, which offers a rigorous comparative review.
- Systematic review of employment conditions in selected countries of the region
- National-level analysis based on a common research framework
- Highly analytical and timely analysis of workers’ voice and labour regulation with respect to employment conditions
- Micro analysis revealing a detailed picture of individual workers’ conditions in the workplace
- In-depth analysis of the on-going debates on globalization and flexibilization
This is a co-publication with Chandos Publishing, Oxford, UK.