Full employment is the theme of this second issue of World Employment. The report includes a global review of recent employment trends and of the major sources of scepticism over the contemporary relevance of full employment. It presents comprehensive empirical evidence to refute claims that the end of work and jobless growth are now facts of life and argues that, suitably updated, the objective of full employment remains both highly desirable and attainable. World Employment 1996/97 provides policy options for industrialized countries, transition economies, and developing countries and includes new empirical analyses of:
- trends in job tenure in industrialized countries
- trends in wage inequality in industrialized and developing countries
- changes in attitudes towards work, and the impact of unemployment on life satisfaction
- trends in manufacturing employment and wages in developing countries
- labour market regulations and non-wage labour costs in developing countries.