How Can Japan Meet Its Goal of 500,000 Foreign Workers by 2025? By Contracting Out Labor Mobility Programs

AUTHORS: REBEKAH SMITH AND ANITA VUKOVIC

This post was first published at the Center for Global Development

To combat a “super-aging” society, Japan plans to admit 500,000 foreign workers by 2025. But the country faces significant implementation gaps, which could be solved through contracting work out.

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The Benefits of ‘Untying’: How to Move from Employer- to Occupation-Specific Work Permits

AUTHORS: REBEKAH SMITH AND ANITA VUKOVIC

This post was first published at the Center for Global Development.

Untying’ work permits can reduce workers’ vulnerabilities, strengthen their wages, and improve employer productivity. But these benefits can only be realized if practical barriers to changing employers are removed. Here, we describe how. 

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The Least You Can Do for Global Poverty Is Better than the Best You Can Do

AUTHOR: LANT PRITCHETT

This post was first published at the Center for Global Development.

Workers with equal intrinsic productivity make higher wages working in a more productive place.

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