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Employment Relationships and Organizing Strategies in the Informal Construction Sector

Published: Apr 3rd, 2014

by Jill Wells and Arthur Jason Abstract The expansion of self-employment, casual labor and outsourcing in the construction sector around the world and the growing involvement of intermediaries has led to an… Read More

Urban Renewal through Labour-Intensive Construction Technology in South Africa: Problems and Potentials

Published: Mar 13th, 2014

by Wellington Didibhuku Thwala Abstract In South Africa, the levels of unemployment and poverty are extremely high and two of South Africa’s most pressing problems. There is also a widely… Read More

Determinants of Rural Labor Market Participation in Tanzania

Published: Mar 13th, 2014

by John K. Mduma and Peter Wobst Abstract Participation in rural off-farm activities (outside a household’s own farm) is one of the livelihood strategies among poor rural households in many… Read More

Labor Exchange Systems in Japan and DR Congo: Similarities and Differences

Published: Feb 28th, 2014

by Tatsuro Suehara Abstract In this essay, I attempt a comparison of two labor exchange systems employed respectively by Japanese and Congolese (Tembo) peasants. The Japanese system is known as yui, while… Read More

From Beer to Money: Labor Exchange and Commercialization in Eastern Uganda

Published: Feb 28th, 2014

by Soichiro Shiraishi Abstract This paper discusses how labor exchange and social ties among the Sabiny in eastern Uganda have changed with increased commercialization in the area. It explains the rationale… Read More

The Challenge of Globalization, Labor Market Restructuring and Union Democracy in Ghana

Published: Feb 28th, 2014

by Akua O. Britwum and Pim Martens Abstract The resulting labor market transformations imposed by adjustment of national economies prompt changes in the organizational strategies of labor movements. Such strategies… Read More