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The development labour intensive industry in ASEAN countries: an overview


  • Amjad (edited), Rashid


The overview analyses the results of the country studies undertaken by the ILO’s Asian Employment Programme with the aim of contributing to the evolution of a policy framework for labour intensive development for ASEAN. These country study results are examined in the context of the industrialization debate in the 1970s and 1980s for import-substitution industrial growth versus export-led growth with much greater reliance on market forces and an open economy.

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  • Amjad (edited), Rashid, 1981. "The development labour intensive industry in ASEAN countries: an overview," MPRA Paper 38967, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:38967

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    Labour Economics; Labour Industry; Labour Productivity; Development of Labour; Industrial Labour; ASEAN Countries;

    JEL classification:

    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • J2 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor


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