Labour and Sustainable Development

North-South Perspectives

by Francesco Garibaldo (Volume editor) Dinghong Yi (Volume editor)
Edited Collection 502 Pages


This book takes up a critical and realistic perspective on what is happening in China, India and other Asian countries in comparison with Western countries. It avoids hiding problems and difficulties, but communicates a positive message on the possibility to proceed in achieving a better situation. In this perspective the analysis of the public policies is a key point. These policies, in the Eastern as well as in the Western countries show objective difficulties and social contradictions but also that improvement is possible. The initial chapter is completely devoted to a study of China from within. The other topics analysed in the book are related to the social and natural environment’s sustainability: innovation, research and education on the one side and the life of workers on the other; also including the «invisible» people of the informal employment and the economic migrants, especially in Asia.


ISBN (Hardcover)
Publication date
2012 (May)
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2012. 502 pp., 1 fig., 36 tables, 20 graphs

Biographical notes

Francesco Garibaldo (Volume editor) Dinghong Yi (Volume editor)

Francesco Garibaldo is an industrial sociologist. He was director of the Institute for Labour Foundation (IpL) in Bologna and is now a member of the scientific direction of IRES Istituto Ricerche Economiche e Sociali in Emilia Romagna (Italy). Dinghong Yi is an economist. He is chief editor of Labor Economics and Labor Relations and lecturer for Economics, Labor Economics and Game Theory at the School of Labor Relations and Human Resources of Renmin University of China.


Title: Labour and Sustainable Development