Regulating for Decent Work. New directions in labour market regulation
This book advances the academic and policy debates on post-crisis labour regulation by identifying new challenges, subjects and theoretical perspectives. It identifies central themes in the contemporary regulation of labour, including the role of empirical research in assessing and supporting labour market interventions, the regulation of precarious work and the emergence of new types of labour markets.
The volume identifies central themes in the contemporary regulation of labour, including the role of empirical research in assessing and supporting labour market interventions, the regulation of precarious work and the emergence of new types of labour markets. Each theme is explored through key contributions by leading experts. Chapters cover issues that include labour market uncertainty, the effectiveness of legal norms and methodologies for evaluating the intersection of various levels of regulation.
The book advances the academic and policy debates on post-crisis labour regulation by identifying new challenges, subjects and theoretical perspectives. In contrast to the dominant deregulatory approaches, it calls for labour market regulation to be reinvigorated.
Co-published with Palgrave Macmillan.
Advances in Labour Studies is a wide-ranging series of research titles from the International Labour Office, offering in-depth analysis of labour issues from a global perspective. The series has an interdisciplinary flavour that reflects the unique nature of labour studies, where economics, law, social policy and labour relations combine. Bringing together work from researchers from around the world, the series contributes new and challenging research and ideas that aim both to stimulate debate and inform policy.
Table of contents
1. New directions in labour regulation research
Sangheon Lee and Deirdre McCann
Part I: Theories and perspectives
2. The evidence-based case for labour regulation research
3. Precarious employment and the problem of SER-centrism in regulating for decent work
Leah F. Vosko
4. The growth of extended “entry tournaments” and the decline of institutionalized occupational labour markets in Britain
Part II: Recent country experiences
5. Laws or luck?: Understanding rising formality in Brazil in the 2000s
6. Labour market regulations and the welfare of Indonesian workers
7. The enactment of three new labour laws in China: Unintended consequences and emergence of “new” actors in employment relations
Fang Lee Cooke
Part III: Old challenges, new techniques
8. Short time compensation as an employment stabilization policy
Robert M. LaJeunesse
9. Gender and the minimum wage
Jill Rubery and Damian Grimshaw
10. Decent work for domestic work: An achievable goal or wishful thinking?
Part IV: Elements of effective regulation
11. The impact of labour regulations: measuring the effectiveness of legal norms in a developing country
Sangheon Lee and Deirdre McCann
12. Governing regulatory discretion: Innovation and accountability in two models of labour inspection work
Roberto Rocha C. Pires
13. A diagnostic methodology for regulating decent work
Diane F. Frey