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Asian economies and societies have attracted close attention from policy makers, international development institutions and researchers during the post-war era. There is a multitude of reasons for... [Publication]
Asian Labour: A Debate on Culture, Consciousness and Representations(Papers based on the Manila workshop, 23-25 October 1997)Prabhu Mohapatra - Asian Labour: Culture, Consciousness and... [Publication]
Contents1. Introduction2. Female Labour Participation2.1 Female Participation Rates2.2 Determinants of Female Labour Force Participation2.3 Other Constraints on Female Participation in the Labour... [Publication]
In the first volume of the new book series Changing Labour Relations in Southeast Asia, that the IISH publishes with RoutledgeCurzon, fifteen contributions deal with labour issues in twentieth-... [Publication]
Labour Migration in Asia(Papers based on the Manila workshop, 23-25 October 1997)Jan Breman - Suggestions for a Research AgendaOtto van den Muijzenberg - Migrant Labour Brokerage and the Road to... [Publication]
Sugar was the single most valuable bulk commodity traded internationally before oil became the world’s prime resource. From the sixteenth to the eighteenth century, cane sugar production was pre-... [Publication]
The basic hypothesis of this volume is that currency patterns may tell us something about the spread of wage payments in specific societies in history. As far as wages are paid in currency, in... [Publication]
Female migrant workers from the Philippines and Indonesia staged a flash mob demonstration in Taipei Railway Station, Taiwan, calling attention to the abuse of foreign workers on 9 February 2014. The... [Item of the Day]
About 60 anarchists from China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Vietnam and India gathered in the autumn of 1927 to organise the Eastern Anarchist League. It was meant to be a revolutionary base for joint East... [Item of the Day]
The Kader Toy Factory fire on 10 May 1993 in Thailand is considered as one the worst industrial inferno's in history. 188 people were killed, most of the victims were young female workers from the... [Item of the Day]