Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Far East 1948

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This latest edition of the Survey analyzes current economic and social developments in the region against the background of events in the world economy. It also focuses on the serios problems of growth and transformation of the area's least developed and Pacific Island developing economies.




In this chapter, to the extent that available material permits, the volume of employment and its relative distribution among different occupations are analysed. There follows a description of the sources of labour supply and of the methods of recruitment. The productivity of labour in the more industrialised countries of the region is then examined. Technical training, as an important means to raise productivity, is not touched upon, as it has been covered in a recent report on Training Problems in the Far East, jointly undertaken by the United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East and the International Labour Organisation. Conditions of work, which failed to show much improvement during the year under review, are described briefly. Labour organisation and legislation is surveyed in the final section.


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