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Working Hard, Working PoorA Global Journey$
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Gary S. Fields

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199794645

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794645.001.0001

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How the Poor Are Working

How the Poor Are Working

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Working Hard, Working Poor
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Gary S. Fields

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794645.003.0004

Many people in the developing world and the great majority in the developed world have little or no knowledge of how people in low- and middle-income countries work. This chapter provides the answer, presenting specific information about their desire to work, long hours, low earnings per hour, job insecurity, low labor standards, and the like. The chapter concludes with the judgment that what developing countries have is an employment problem, not an unemployment problem, and that policies need to be designed accordingly.

Keywords:   desire to work, long hours, low earnings per hour, job insecurity, labor standards, unemployment, employment problem

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