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Working Hard, Working Poor: A Global Journey

Gary S. Fields


More than three billion people in the world—half of humankind—live on less than two-and-a-half US dollars per person per day. Excellent books can be found on ending world poverty. These books go into depth on many important aspects of economic development but do not focus on employment and self-employment, work and nonwork. The present volume fills in where these others leave off. For the last several decades, Gary Fields has been teaching, conducting research, and working as a policy advisor on labor market issues. Policy makers, businesspeople, and researchers know a great deal about how the ... More

Keywords: poverty, labor market, work, self-employment, create good jobs, improve earnings levels, enhance skills and productivity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199794645
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794645.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gary S. Fields, author
Cornell University