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Protection and training: Institutions for improving workforce integration in Latin America and Asia

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Editor: Weller, Jürgen-Isgut, Alberto E. UN symbol.: LC/G.2687-P ISBN: 9789211219234 402 p. Editorial: ECLAC October 2016

Description

The world of work is going through far-reaching transformations. These transformations have a strong impact on labour markets and pose new challenges for their institutions, including unemployment protection and technical and vocational education and training (TVET), which are crucial to the creation of full and productive employment and decent work for all.
Constantly changing labour markets and the growing heterogeneity of labour relations present major challenges for the design of unemployment protection instruments. In addition, a highly skilled workforce is a key element for any development strategy that aims to base economic growth on innovation and knowledge. Moreover, national technical and vocational education and training systems must meet increasingly diverse demands from both the production sector and persons seeking decent work.
By analysing recent experiences in Latin America and Asia in relation to unemployment protection and TVET systems, as well as the challenges the countries of the two regions face as they develop these labour market institutions, this volume seeks to contribute to the debate on the formation of labour market institutions that foster sustainable development in a changing world of work.

Table of contents

Foreword .-- Introduction / Alberto Isgut, Jürgen Weller .-- Part I. Strengthening unemployment protection institutions .-- I. Unemployment protection systems: the experiences of developed and transition countries / Gerla van Breugel .-- II. An analysis of unemployment protection in Latin America / Mario D. Velásquez Pinto .-- III. Unemployment protection schemes in Asia / John Carter .-- IV. Unemployment protection in Colombia: a proposal for reforming the layoff protection mechanism / Mario D. Velásquez Pinto .-- V. Unemployment protection: a general layoff assistance fund for the Dominican Republic / Mario D. Velásquez Pinto .-- VI. Unemployment protection in the Philippines / Sharon Faye Piza, Rosemarie Edillon, Michael Dominic del Mundo .--- Part II: Building national technical and vocational education and training systems .-- VII: Technical and vocational education and training: a review of experience in developed countries / Gerla van Breugel .-- VIII. Creating effective, efficient and inclusive national systems of technical and vocational education and training in Latin America / Jürgen Weller, Sonia Gontero .-- IX. The Asia-Pacific region’s experience with national systems of technical and vocational education and training / Jenny Grainger, Liz Bowen-Clewley, Sarah Maclean, Jim Matheson .-- X. Technical and vocational education and training institutions and programmes in Mexico / Ívico Ahumada Lobo .-- XI. The Dominican Republic’s agenda for development to 2030: coordination of public policies for technical and vocational education and training / Oscar Amargós .-- XII. The national system of technical vocational education and training in the Philippines: a review and ideas for reforms / Aniceto C. Orbeta Jr., Emmanuel F. Esguerra.