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on Local Employment Development
February 9-10, 2005, Tokyo
Against the widening regional divergences in labor market conditions which have become apparent in the sluggish economy since 1990s, there are calls for promoting policy decentralization and moves to transfer authority on employment policy to regional governments.
The JILPT, in its medium-term research, analyses factors that create regional divergences in the unemployment structure, and makes proposals on industrial policy and on measures for improving the labor market conditions. As part of this research, it invited researchers from the EU countries, the U.S., and the OECD to a research workshop with the principal objective of learning from international experience.
|OECD||Sylvain Giguère||Deputy Head, LEED Programme, OECD|
Head of Unit, Employment Strategy, DG Employment And Social Affairs, European Commission
|U.K.||Ivan Turok||Professor, University of Glasgow|
|Germany||Hugh Mosley||Senior Fellow, Social Science CenterBerlin (WZB)|
|France||Xavier Greffe||Professor, Université de Paris I, Sorbonne|
Manager, Area Studi Instituzionali e Normativi, ISFOL
Regional Director, The Public Employment Service, Storstrøm Region
Executive Director, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
|Kozo Aoyama||President, Urban Policy Institute of New York|
Manager, Active Employment Measures Policy, Human Research and Skills Development, Canada
Professor, Keio University and Senior Research Fellow, JILPT
|Minoru Ito||Research Director, JILPT|
|Kazufumi Yugami||Researcher, JILPT|
Papers submitted to the Workshop and Authors
The following is the book containing papers presented at the workshop with report of some successful cases of regional employment development in each country, which was added to the papers based on the discussions at the workshop.
for Promoting Employment
—Comparing the Performance of Japan and Seven
Edited by Sylvain Giguère, Yoshio Higuchi,
and the Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training
| Chapter 1
|Local Governance for Promoting Economic and Employment Development|
|Yoshio Higuchi (Japan)||The Reasons Why Japan's Local Communities Need Employment Strategies|
|Sylvain Giguère (OECD)||Local Employment Development, Decentralisation, Governance and the Role of Government|
|Robert Strauss (EU)||The Local Dimension of the European Employment Strategy|
|Xavier Greffe (France)||Local Employment Development: The French Model|
|Ivan Turok (U.K.)||Local Employment Measures in the U.K.: Overview and Assessment|
|Randall W. Eberts (U.S.)||Overview of State and Local Economic Development Policies and Practice in the United States|
|Kozo Aoyama(U.S.)||Regional Employment Development Policies and Programs in the United States|
Carina B. Woollhead (Denmark)
|Employment Policy in Denmark: High Levels of Employment, Flexibility and Welfare Security|
|Michèle Fong (Canada)||Active Employment Measures in Canada: the Role of Regional Economic Development Agencies|
|Claudio Tagliaferro (Italy)||Instruments and Programmes for Local Development in Italy|
|Hugh Mosley (Germany)||Job-Centers for Local Employment Promotion in Germany|
Kazufumi Yugami (Japan)
|The Transition and Current Situation of Regional Employment Policies in Japan|
|List of Authors||(31KB)|
|List of Participants||(88KB)|
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