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Labor Intermediation Services in Developing Economies

Adapting Employment Services for a Global Age

Authors: Mazza, Jacqueline

  • Shares the results of twenty five years of practical experience in job-poor countries
  • Lays out in phases how developing countries can adapt existing services
  • Explores how countries are already improving
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About this book

This book demonstrates how rethinking and adapting basic employment services into labor intermediation services can help address the many labor market disconnections of developing country economies. It addresses how scarce resources required to escape poverty – good jobs, schools, and training - more often go to the privileged and well-connected than to those who need them most. With jobs now at the top of development debates, this is a rare book on how to practically adapt one key labor market policy to very different developing and emerging country markets. It shows through examples how developing countries can build in stages from basic employment services to diverse labor intermediation services – opening up job listings, stimulating public-private partnerships, and making job connections for those who don’t have a "cousin Vinny who knows a guy". This book is for policy practitioners, development organizations, and academics who are ready to think differently about one of the policies that needs to change so that developing economies can better meet the employment and higher skill challenges of the global age.

About the authors

Jacqueline Mazza is currently Senior Adjunct Professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, teaching in Washington, DC and Bologna, Italy. She is a recognized expert in the field of labor markets and development, with over 25 years of experience. She served most recently as Principal Labor Markets Specialist at the Inter-American Development Bank.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Jobs and Job Search in Developing Countries: Nice Work if You Can Get it!

    Mazza, Jacqueline

    Pages 1-18

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  • Employment and Labor Intermediation Services: What Are They and What Are They Good For?

    Mazza, Jacqueline

    Pages 19-38

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  • Stage 1: Building Core Employment Services

    Mazza, Jacqueline

    Pages 39-64

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  • Stage 2: From Employment to Labor Intermediation Services

    Mazza, Jacqueline

    Pages 65-112

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  • A Stage 3? Labor Intermediation and the New Jobs Agenda for Development

    Mazza, Jacqueline

    Pages 113-136

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Buy this book

eBook 71,39 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-48668-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 90,94 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-48667-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Labor Intermediation Services in Developing Economies
Book Subtitle
Adapting Employment Services for a Global Age
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-48668-4
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-48668-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-48667-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 152
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 illustrations in colour
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