A new ILO book analyses labour market trends and regulations in various emerging markets and presents a number of policies that can lead to a synergy between economic growth and decent job creation.

Despite experiencing a more robust economic growth over the past few decades, decent work deficits continue to be the norm for most workers in emerging economies* , according to a new ILO book, The labour Markets of Emerging Economies: Has growth translated into more and better jobs?.

“Progress has been made on poverty reduction and most emerging countries proved to be quite resistant to the global financial crisis. However, the reality faced by many workers is the lack of decent jobs, informal work, limited social protection and access to social security,” says Sher Verick, Senior Employment Specialist at the ILO office for South Asia, co-author of the book with Sandrine Cazes.

The book focuses on the similarities and differences in the labour market situation, trends and regulations in a wide range of emerging economies. It also presents case studies on four specific countries: Brazil, Indonesia, South Africa and Turkey.


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