Labor Markets in Asia

Issues and Perspectives

  • Jesus Felipe
  • Rana Hasan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxvi
  2. Introduction: Overview of the Volume

    1. Jesus Felipe, Rana Hasan
      Pages 1-17
  3. Labor Market Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Jesus Felipe, Rana Hasan
      Pages 21-62
    3. Jesus Felipe, Rana Hasan
      Pages 63-142
  4. Country Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. T. C. A. Anant, R. Hasan, P. Mohapatra, R. Nagaraj, S. K. Sasikumar
      Pages 205-300
    3. Guntur Sugiyarto, Mayling Oey-Gardiner, Ninasapti Triaswati
      Pages 301-366
    4. Jesus Felipe, Leonardo Lanzona Jr.
      Pages 367-502
    5. Binh T. Nguyen, Loi Chi Cu, Chien Thang Nguyen
      Pages 559-629
  5. Policy Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 631-631
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 675-694

About this book


This volume argues that while labour market reforms may be necessary in some specific cases, by no means are labour market policies the main explanation for the widespread increase in unemployment and underemployment across Asia and country specific studies undermine the case for across-the-board labour market reforms.


development employment labor market labor markets labour market unemployment

Editors and affiliations

  • Jesus Felipe
    • 1
  • Rana Hasan
    • 1
  1. 1.Asian Development BankPhilippines

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