Labour Markets in Small Developing States

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Labour Markets in Small Developing States
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Publication date: 1 September 2008
Size: 240mm x 156mm
ISBN: 978-0-85092-871-6
Pages: 136

Recent studies of the economic growth and development process have emphasised the critical role of human development. For small developing countries the existence of limited natural resources means that emphasis must be placed on human resources development (HRD) in national development strategy formulation. Through education and training (and health and nutrition), HRD can overcome imbalances in the labour market.

This book explores the approaches to this challenge adopted by governments of smaller states across the world and considers the effectiveness of the particular strategies adopted. It also explores the role of labour migration, particularly the emigration of skilled labour, in this process.

The book will be of value to national economic planners, labour market economists, and all those who seek to ensure the successful development of the economies of the world’s smaller states.

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About the contributors

1. Labour Markets and Human Resource Development in the Caribbean by Andrew S Downes  
2. Migration and Commonwealth Small States: The Case of Teachers and Nurses by Roli Degazon-Johnson  
3. Pacific Islands Labour Market: Issues and Challenges by Mahendra Reddy  
4 Labour Markets and Human Resources Development in the Small States of Africa and the Indian Ocean by Happy Siphambe  

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Andrew S Downes (Editor)

Andrew S Downes PhD is Professor of Economics and University Director, Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados.

Roli Degazon-Johnson (Author)

Roli Degazon-Johnson PhD is Education Adviser, Social Transformation Programmes Division, Commonwealth Secretariat, London, United Kingdom.

Mahendra Reddy (Author)

Mahendra Reddy PhD is Associate Professor of Economics, School of Economics and Associate Dean, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.

Happy Kufigwa Siphambe (Author)

Happy Kufigwa Siphambe PhD is Associate Professor and Head, Department of Economics, University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana.
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‘It is very refreshing to see another excellent publication tackling a subject matter that has been in the sights of the Commonwealth Secretariat (ComSec) for a good many years.’

Island Studies Journal, Vol. 3 No. 2, November 2008