The shape of the division of labour : nations, industries and households

How is work divided up in the household, within an industry, a nation or between continents? What are the dynamics of the division of labour? The wide-ranging contributions to this book explore these questions from technological, capital and political perspectives. They include in-depth studies of g...

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Main Author: Touffut, Jean-Philippe
Corporate Author: Edward Elgar Publishing
Other Authors: Solow, Robert M.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cheltenham, U.K Edward Elgar 2010
Series:The Cournot Centre for Economic Studies series
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Summary:How is work divided up in the household, within an industry, a nation or between continents? What are the dynamics of the division of labour? The wide-ranging contributions to this book explore these questions from technological, capital and political perspectives. They include in-depth studies of gender, the firm, countries' economic specializations, ICTs, foreign direct investment and agriculture. In this book, ten distinguished contributors-- economists, scholars and practitioners-- take stock of the shape of the division of labour and provide useful policy recommendations
1. The changing global economic landscape : the factors that matter / Jan Fagerberg -- 2. How global is foreign direct investment and what can policymakers do about it? : stylized facts, knowledge gaps, and selected policy instruments / Peter Nunnenkamp -- 3. Labour market frictions as a source of comparative advantage : implications for unemployment and inequality / Elhanan Helpman -- 4. Exports of knowledge-intensive services and manufactures : the role of ICTs and intersectoral linkages / Valentina Meliciani -- 5. How integrated are Chinese and Indian labour into the world economy? / Richard N. Cooper -- 6. The changing sexual division of labour / Shelly Lundberg -- 7. Round table discussion : how do nations adapt to changes in the division of labour? / Bina Agarwal ... [et al.]
Physical Description:xvi, 198 p ill
ISBN:9781849809122
9781849805100
9781849804967