Chapter 1. Conceptual and Methodological Issues

  1. Professor Roderick Lawrence Doctorate of Science Professor Consultant director2 and
  2. Dr Edmundo Werna member3
  1. Professor Roderick Lawrence Doctorate of Science Professor Consultant director2 and
  2. Mariana Paredes Gil M.Sc. principal researcher1

Published Online: 3 AUG 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444306446.ch1

Labour Conditions for Construction: Building cities, decent work & the role of local authorities

Labour Conditions for Construction: Building cities, decent work & the role of local authorities

How to Cite

Lawrence, R. and Paredes Gil, M. (2009) Conceptual and Methodological Issues, in Labour Conditions for Construction: Building cities, decent work & the role of local authorities (eds R. Lawrence and E. Werna), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444306446.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Human Ecology & Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences, University of Geneva, Switzerland

  2. 3

    International Labour Organization, Switzerland

Author Information

  1. 1

    GIAN/RUIG, Switzerland

  2. 2

    Human Ecology & Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 AUG 2009
  2. Published Print: 4 SEP 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405189439

Online ISBN: 9781444306446

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Keywords:

  • decent work;
  • neo-classical school;
  • institutional school;
  • sector-based contributions;
  • case study methodology;
  • employment component;
  • social security component;
  • social dialogue component

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • What is decent work?

  • Conceptual issues

  • Understanding the interrelationships between employment, construction and local authorities

  • Criteria for defining indicators of decent work

  • Research methodology

  • Notes