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Unemployment and Social Sector Issues in the Caribbean: A Generation after Lewis. Ralph Henry and Melissa Felician October 9, 2008. Labour and Unemployment. Lewis and the Caribbean Challenge – solutions at the mid 20 th century Lewis and the Letter to the Moyne Commission

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unemployment and social sector issues in the caribbean a generation after lewis

Unemployment and Social Sector Issues in the Caribbean: A Generation after Lewis

Ralph Henry and Melissa Felician

October 9, 2008

labour and unemployment
Labour and Unemployment
  • Lewis and the Caribbean Challenge – solutions at the mid 20th century
  • Lewis and the Letter to the Moyne Commission
  • Labour in the West Indies
  • Industrialisation of the British West Indies
  • Economic Development with Unlimited Supplies of Labour
  • Theory of Economic Growth
  • Economic Planning
rejection of lewis
Rejection of Lewis
  • Various Schools in Caribbean, but unanimity in rejecting Lewis
  • Rites of passage
farrell on unemployment
Farrell …on Unemployment
  • Meso, Micro, Meso contexts of the various pieces
  • Disaggregation of causes leading to identification of measures
the grenada revolution
The Grenada Revolution
  • Unemployment in Grenada
  • Getting an economy going
  • Adult Literacy
  • Labour intensive production
  • Diversification strategy with resources at hand, non-traditional agriculture – George Sammy and Food Processing
  • Size and changing the terms of engagement with the international economy
the turbulent eighties
The Turbulent Eighties
  • The Jamaican Experience
  • The Grenada Debacle
  • Trinidad and Tobago - Active Engagement in Structural Adjustment with a difference
  • Holding off the Washington Consensus
major lessons
Major Lessons
  • Approach to Science and Technology – Technology Policy Studies Project
  • Education and Training – beyond rote learning……running the head
  • Trade, Development, and Productive Flexibility
  • Finance
  • Economic Planning Methodology and Golden Calf
  • Management Sciences
  • Socio-Psychological Engagement of Leadership and Population - the Intangibles
passion for the south
Passion for the South
  • World View
  • Possibility Consciousness
  • Responsibility to the People and the Place
current challenges
Current Challenges
  • Unemployment and Underemployment
  • Poverty
  • Lack of sustainability
current challenges cont d
Current Challenges Cont’d
  • The veil in T&T
  • Golden Calf
  • Underground economy, Oil and Gas Economy, Other Tradeables
  • Government, and other Non-tradeable Sectors
  • Migration
current challenges cont d12
Current Challenges cont’d
  • Wider Caribbean
  • Tourism, Services, Agriculture, Remittances
  • Differentiating Caribbean products and services
  • Policy Making, Negotiation Skills, and Technocracy – Two Story Ignorance Abounds
  • Leadership
unemployment and social sector issues
Unemployment and Social Sector Issues
  • Outward visible signs
  • Fundamentally about the Development Crisis in the Caribbean in a changing Global Economy
  • Intellectual Leadership in the Present Generation in defining it and providing solutions
  • Farrell and responsible scholarship
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