SDG8 - Sustainable Economic Growth and Decent Work for All

Madhavi Venkatesan
Northeastern University, USA

Giuliano Luongo
The Niccolò Cusano University, Italy


Product Details
Format:
Paperback
ISBN:
9781789730944
Published:
18 Jul 2019
Publisher:
Emerald Publishing Limited
Dimensions:
150 pages - 129 x 198mm
Series:
Concise Guides to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
A growth-oriented economy challenges the inclusion of sustainability parameters, as the very elements that promote sustainability can appear incongruous with economic growth. SDG8 - Sustainable Economic Growth and Decent Work for All addresses how sustainability can be included within the present economic framework and surfaces the significance of behavioural change in the attainment of sustainability. The book highlights that successful implementation of SDG8 will rely on culturally sensitive economic policy to ensure that developing countries retain the ability to develop economic systems that align to both the SDGs and cultural norms. 

SDG8 - Sustainable Economic Growth and Decent Work for All defines the concept of economic growth and decent work, and ultimately, provides the reader with the opportunity to develop a critical analytical perspective with respect to the objectives and attainment of SDG8.

Concise Guides to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals comprises 17 short books, each examining one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The series provides an integrated assessment of the SDGs from economic, legal, social, environmental and cultural perspectives.

Introduction to SDG 8 Economic Growth and Decent Work for All 
Chapter 1. Sustainable Development Goal 8 in Context 
Chapter 2. Economic Growth 
Chapter 3. Decent Work 
Chapter 4. Future Prospects: Issues to be Addressed 
Conclusion
Madhavi Venkatesan is Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Economics at Northeastern University. Her present academic interests focus on sustainability education, sustainable economic development and the role of women in fostering sustainability.  

Giuliano Luongo is Acting Director at the EU-China Economics and Politics Institute, and Contract Professor at the Niccolò Cusano University. His current academic interests focus on sustainability education, public health and innovation policies.

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