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Evidence suggests that labour markets do not clear as posited by conventional microeconomics. The enduring inter-industry wage differentials (iiwd) and employer-size wage differentials (eswd) present a challenge. Data from the Jamaican private sector...
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Building on its recent economic and political achievements, Africa is poised for a “century of growth” and may even become “a powerful engine driving the growth of the world,” Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda said at the opening of a three-day...
French
  • 12 Mar 2010
  • United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute
  • Pages: 4
100 young people from Italy, France, Senegal and Burkina Faso were the protagonists in the Jeunes Reporter Migrants (JRM) experience: an educational project which aims to give back a voice to people who do not have any other ways of sharing their...
Pop-jihad as a lifestyle’, so the Dutch Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism opined, when expressing his worries about the appeal of jihadist symbols to young Europeans.1 Starting in 2012, many thousands Europeans have travelled to join...
Joan Clos is the Executive Director of the Nairobi-based United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). In this interview with Newton Kanhema for Africa Renewal, Dr. Clos talks about the effects of urbanization in Africa and the forthcoming...
French
Logit, binary and multinomial models are used in this study to determine the impact of objective and perceived working conditions on workers’ job satisfaction. Possible differences between job satisfaction in the Metropolitan Region and in other...
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National levels of unemployment in Trinidad and Tobago have remained consistently high since the 1980s, because of the economic recession, subsequent structural adjustment arrangements and the diminution of traditional labourintensive activities such...
Spanish
Africa has the highest poverty rate in the world. Even though some countries are on track to meet the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of halving poverty by 2015, most are likely to fall well short. Income inequality in Africa remains higher than in...
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Over his long and productive life, John Dunning wrote a great deal. One of the primary concerns of his work was development. His work with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) over the years from 1972 and the establishment...
To realize the ambitious goals of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development, governments must forge solid partnerships with African businesspeople, says the president of the African Union, Mr. Alpha Oumar Konaré. “We strongly believe in the...
French
José Medina Echavarría is one of the most important sociologists of Latin America, and he was the sociologist who has exerted most influence in CEPAL, where he worked with minor interruptions from 1952 until his death in 1977. This article seeks to...
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When a survey on corruption was carried out in Ghana two years ago, more than 8 out of every 10 Ghanaians (85%) said judges and magistrates were some of the most corrupt public officials in the country.
French
The United Nations Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons Especially Women and Children, commonly known as the “Trafficking Protocol” (2000), marks the beginning of a harmonized definition of Trafficking in Human Beings...
  • 31 Dec 2012
  • Magdy Martínez-Solimán
  • Pages: 4
We have made great strides in reducing poverty and enabling human development. Ever since poverty trends began to be monitored, the number of people living in extreme poverty and poverty rates declined in every developing region, including in...
French
What does really justice mean? Is there a justice for all? The etymology associates the word justice to righteousness, equity and just behaviour. Over the centuries, justice has been always considered as a central virtue to both the moral and...
“Look around us”, instructed the village chief in Small Sefadu, a tiny community in the eastern reaches of Sierra Leone and home to some of the country’s biggest diamond mines. Together we survey the scene: a cratered dirt road is punctuated by...
French
Los datos sugieren que los mercados laborales no encuentran el equilibrio según la microeconomía tradicional. Las persistentes desigualdades salariales intersectoriales y aquellas derivadas del tamaño de la empresa constituyen un desafío. Los datos...
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En las últimas décadas, las sociedades latinoamericanas experimentaron transformaciones estructurales y seculares que dieron lugar a una profunda fragmentación social, difundida en múltiples esferas de la vida social. Cabe preguntarse, entonces, si...
English
  • 10 Jul 1986
  • Javier Martinez, Eduardo Valenzuela
  • Pages: 13
La juventud chilena conoció un fuerte incremento de su participación y de sus perspectivas de incorporación a los roles sociales formalizados durante la fase expansiva que se inició con la postguerra. La urbanización acelerada, la gran ampliación de...
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