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Author International Labour Organization.

Title World Employment and Social Outlook 2016 : Transforming jobs to end poverty
Published Geneva : ILO, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (192 pages)
Contents Cover; Copyright; Preface; Acknowledgements; Table of contents; List of figures; List of tables; List of boxes; Executive summary; Introduction; Part I. Jobs and earnings of the poor; 1. Poverty and the world of work: A global overview of trends; A. Overview of poverty trends; B. Who are the poor and what types of jobs do they have; C. Income sources of the poor ; D. Non-income dimensions of poverty; E. Concluding remarks ; Appendix A. Regional, country and income groupings; Appendix B. Distribution of the poor and non-poor and poverty rates; Appendix C. Income sources of the poor
5. The role of decent work in ending poverty in the rural economyIntroduction; A. Agriculture and the rural economy: Opportunities and challenges for poverty reduction ; B. Reducing poverty through agricultural productivity growth; C. Alternatives to smallholder agriculture: Off-farm activities and agricultural wage employment; D. Concluding remarks; References; 6. Supporting people and promoting quality jobs ; Introduction; A. Role of social protection in alleviating poverty among those not of working age and those unable to work; B. Supporting people back into employment
Appendix C. Total income gap as a percentage of current public social protection expenditure (various poverty lines, 2012)Appendix D. Impact of social protection on poverty reduction and prevention, country data; Appendix E. Social protection or an increase in labour incomes: A simplified case-by-case analysis; Appendix F. Methodological appendix to estimate the proportion of the gap filled by social protection; Appendix G. National sources: list of household surveys; References; 3. Transforming growth and jobs to reduce poverty ; Introduction; A. Overview of growth and poverty
Appendix D. Income sources of the poor by employment statusAppendix E. Change in poverty; Appendix F. Non-income dimensions of poverty; References; 2. Addressing the income gap; Introduction; A. Estimating the income needed to eliminate poverty; B. Demographic and economic dependency ratios and decent work deficits; C. Mix of policy responses needed to close the income gap; D. Concluding remarks; Appendix A. Minimum amount to eliminate poverty (total and composition); Appendix B. Aggregate poverty gaps by country: level and composition (extreme and moderate poverty), 2012
B. Transforming jobs for poverty reduction C. Concluding remarks and links with Part II of the report ; Appendix A. Growth, inequality and poverty; Appendix B. Types of employment and incidence of poverty; References; Part II. Policies to transform jobs and incomes to end poverty; 4. A rights-based approach to poverty reduction; Introduction; A. International labour standards as an enabling mechanism for poverty reduction ; B. Improving application and enforcement of international labour standards in order to reach the poor ; C. Concluding remarks; References
Summary This report shows that decent work is vital to reducing poverty. Poverty has tended to decline in many emerging and developing countries, whereas it has tended to increase in the majority of advanced economies, including in terms of working poverty. The report examines the role that policy can play, particularly with economic policies, employment programmes, enterprise development, social protection and social dialogue. It also discusses the role of international labour standards
Notes C. Addressing job quality and working poverty
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Employment (Economic theory) -- 21st century.
Labor market.
Unemployment -- 21st century.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9221303888