A worker rolls away carts of unused tools between rows of spinning machines at a factory in Zhuhai City, in Guangdong province. Asia’s labour market needs to be more efficient and flexible to match people with the right jobs. Photo: Reuters

Asia must balance its quest for equality with the pursuit of growth

Lee Jong-Wha says Asian countries won’t reduce inequality without both pro-growth policies and those that increase opportunities for the disadvantaged, particularly young people

Topic |   Poverty

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A worker rolls away carts of unused tools between rows of spinning machines at a factory in Zhuhai City, in Guangdong province. Asia’s labour market needs to be more efficient and flexible to match people with the right jobs. Photo: Reuters
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