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Towards Reducing Unemployment

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Fifth Plenary Session, 3-6 March 1999
Acta 5, ed. M. Archer
Vatican City, 1999
pp. 345
ISBN 88-86726-03-1

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SCIENTIFIC PAPERS

Introduction

Unemployment: Social Needs and Economic Tendencies. Scenarios for their Ethical Reconciliation (PDF)
M.S. Archer

Cost of Capital and the Uncertain Pre-eminence of Labour (PDF)
P.H. Dembinski

The Significance of Lanour in a Post-Industrial Society: Unemployment and the Role of the Civil Economy (PDF)
S. Zamagni

Dilemmes concernant les salaires et l'emploi (Dilemmas about Wages and Employment) (PDF)
E. Malinvaud

"Das Allgemeine Grundeinkommen": Sein Beitrag zur Verminderun von Arbeitslosigkeit und sein Verhältnis zu dem von der Katholischen Soziallehre Geforderten Familienlohn ("The Universal Basic Income": Its Contribution to Reducing Unemployment and its Relationship to Catholic Social Teaching on the "Family Wage") (PDF)
R. Hauser

Ways and Means of Integrating the Young Unskilled into Work (PDF)
F. Reyneri

PART II
Globalization and unemployment

The Economics of Globalization: Problems and Policy Responses (PDF)
T.I. Palley

Only Connect: Unemployment and Poverty; Formal and Informal Economic Activity in a Divided World (PDF)
E. Øyen and F. Wilson

La nécessité d'une nouvelle architecture légale et globale de régulation du capital et du travail (The Need for a New Global Legal Regulative Framework for Capital and Labour) (PDF)
J. Delcourt

The Changing Meaning and Value of Work in a Globalized Information Society (PDF)
D. Lyon

PART III
The spiritual role of work: continuity in changing context

The Changing Meaning of Word (Secularized versus Humanistic) and its Implications for the New Society (PDF)
P. Donati

Ethical Values and the Japanese Economy (PDF)
J. Pittau

La vision biblique du travail et le contexte contemporain (The Biblical Vision of Work and the Contemporary Context) (PDF)
R. Minnerath

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During the first period of its activity the Academy devoted a considerable part of its reflections and activities to the questions of work and employment. These questions, indeed, are now acute throughout the world; they often challenge the social sciences; and they bear on the essence of the social teaching of the Church. It is probably fair to say that no other subject should have higher priority in the dialogue between the Church and the social sciences, a dialogue to which the Academy is called to devote its energies by the papal Motu Proprio which established it.
Two previous volumes of our proceedings published the papers discussed at our second and third Plenary Meetings: The Future of Labour and Labour in the Future (from the session held in 1996) and The Right to Work: Towards Full Employment (from the 1997 session). The present proceedings contain the papers delivered and discussed at the fifth Plenary Meeting held in 1999. Whereas reports of the discussions appeared in the two previous volumes mentioned above, the Academy decided this year to avoid the substantial delays involved in the preparation of such a report.
The rich material, here published within twelve months of the meeting, deserved to be made available in printed form as soon as possible. This preface gives the President of the Academy the opportunity to acknowledge warmly the debt owed to Professor Archer, who very carefully and diligently organized our scientific work for the three Plenary Meetings devoted to the study of work and employment. Not only did Professor Archer organize the respective responsibilities of Academicians with regard to the presentation of papers, she also obtained the participation at our meetings of a number of outstanding experts, to whom special thanks are here expressed. As editor of the three volumes, Professor Archer dedicated very careful and skilful attention to a most difficult task, and gave much more of her time to dealing with detail than will be readily realized. Without such devotion, both scientific and less highbrow, the Academy would have been unable to begin its activities with so much success.

Edmond Malinvaud

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