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Labour shortage responses in Japan, Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Malaysia : a review and evaluation


  • Ducanes, Geoffrey.
  • Abella, Manolo I.


Looks at the extent of and policy responses to the problem of labour shortage in the economies of Japan, Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia.

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  • Ducanes, Geoffrey. & Abella, Manolo I., 2008. "Labour shortage responses in Japan, Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Malaysia : a review and evaluation," ILO Working Papers 994112283402676, International Labour Organization.
  • Handle: RePEc:ilo:ilowps:994112283402676

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    1. Imai, Hiroyuki, 2001. "Structural Transformation and Economic Growth in Hong Kong: Another Look at Young's Hong Kong Thesis," Journal of Comparative Economics, Elsevier, vol. 29(2), pages 366-382, June.
    2. Yip, Paul S. F. & Lee, Joseph & Chan, Beda & Au, Jade, 2001. "A study of demographic changes under sustained below-replacement fertility in Hong Kong SAR," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 53(8), pages 1003-1009, October.
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    Cited by:

    1. Orbeta, Aniceto Jr. C. & Abrigo, Michael Ralph M., 2009. "Philippine International Labor Migration in the Past 30 Years: Trends and Prospects," Discussion Papers DP 2009-33, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
    2. Giovanni Ganelli & Naoko Miake, 2015. "Foreign Help Wanted; Easing Japan’s Labor Shortages," IMF Working Papers 15/181, International Monetary Fund.
    3. Eric D. , Ramstetter, 2016. "Experiences with Foreign Workers in Singapore and Malaysia: What are the Lessons for Japan's Labor Markets?," AGI Working Paper Series 2016-06, Asian Growth Research Institute.


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