Reviews commonly practiced, & often egregious, forms of child labor: the exploitation of children in commercial agriculture & fishing industries producing primarily for export & forced or bonded child labor. Discusses educational, economic, familial, governmental, & societal factors contributing to the use of child labor. Looks at working conditions, health & safety, & terms of employment of children. Examines the situations of forced child labor including debt bondage & the trafficking, sale & fraudulent recruitment of children. The study provides regional & specific industrial profiles.
This research is based on a series of interviews with commercial sector purchasing professionals who are respected by their peers for their successful creation and implementation of what are widely accepted as best purchasing and supply management practices, particularly in the area of service acquisitions. The authors also
The U.S. Air Force is grappling with the challenge of aging fleets and when it might be optimal to replace those fleets. This monograph examines commercial aviation data with the goal of drawing inferences and lessons about aging aircraft that may be relevant to the Air Force. It focuses on
The Air Force is in the process of significantly changing the way it purchases goods and services, with the goals of reducing costs and increasing performance to better support its missions. A procurement transformation division was created to lead these implementation efforts, and the new division highlighted two related areas for
Robot Manipulator Control offers a complete survey of control systems for serial-link robot arms and acknowledges how robotic device performance hinges upon a well-developed control system. Containing over 750 essential equations, this thoroughly up-to-date Second Edition, the book explicates theoretical and mathematical requisites for controls design and summarizes current techniques in computer simulation and implementation of controllers. It also addresses procedures and issues in computed-torque, robust, adaptive, neural network, and force control.
Pursuant to Article 1 of the Convention signed in Paris on 14th December 1960,
and which came into force on 30th September 1961, the Organisation for Economic
Co-operation and Development (OECD) shall promote policies designed:
– to achieve the highest sustainable economic growth and employment and a
rising standard of living in member countries, while maintaining financial
stability, and thus to contribute to the development of the world economy;
– to contribute to sound economic expansion in member as well as non-member
countries in the process of economic development; and
– to co...
This book is dedicated to the rapidly grown field of microporous ceramic membranes
with separating layers of pore diameter less than 2 nm. In spite of the recent rapid growth
of the research effort directed towards the development of microporous ceramic
membranes the field is still considered to be at its infancy and exhibits a significant future
Most observers of the economy now accept that a major shift occurred during the 1970s.
The rapid productivity growth of the postwar years came to an end—for reasons that
are still being debated among economists and historians. Wage growth lagged, and the
economy suffered multiple shocks from energy prices and rapid inflation. The surge of
births in the postwar baby boom meant that the labor force grew rapidly, while women
were entering the labor force in numbers unprecedented in peacetime.
The law which reformed the savings banks in 19833
finally allowed them to carry out all banking busi-
ness for private individuals, but the corporate
client business continued to be closed to them.
Furthermore, the law annulled the legal form, in
force since 1835 for the savings banks, of charitable
bodies (in private law); they now acquired the legal
form, hitherto unknown in France, of non profit-
making financial institutions.
The financial sectors in South Asia Region (SAR) are dominated by commercial banks, which account for the vast majority of the financial system s assets. The domestic debt markets including the government bond and corporate bond markets are at an early stage of development and there are few institutional investors. In recent years, countries in SAR have attempted to develop local debt markets, although the pace of development remains uneven and slow due to many regulatory and institutional impediments....
The Convention also targets two industrial chemicals: hexachlorobenzene (HCB),
which is also used as a pesticide and can be a byproduct of pesticide manufacture, and the
class of industrial chemicals known as PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls. PCBs have
received a great deal of publicity for polluting rivers and lakes in industrial regions, killing or
poisoning fish, and causing several human health scandals, including contamination of rice
oil in Japan in 1968 and Taiwan in 1979.
In the last decade, RAND Project AIR FORCE has been helping the Air Force reshape its sourcing policies and practices. Readers may also be interested in the following related reports: • Implementing Best Purchasing and Supply Management Practices: Lessons from Innovative Commercial Firms, Nancy Y. Moore, Laura H. Baldwin, Frank Camm, an
Moreover, typically, previous work investigated en-
forcing a given resource partitioning of a single re-
source, within a single software tier at a time. In
our own previous work in the area of dynamic parti-
tioning, we have investigated either partitioning mem-
ory, through a simulation-based exhaustive search ap-
proach , or partitioning storage bandwidth, through
an adaptive feedback-loop approach , but not both.
The present reality of the situation is that the ability of other, larger sovereigns to roll over
maturing debt on their own is increasingly in doubt, and in any event, will involve very high,
economically penalizing, interest rates.
Under these circumstances, one or more sovereigns may be unable to issue new debt to redeem
old debt at par value in the future.
We propose that authority for supervision and regulation of Tier 1 FHCs be vested in the
Federal Reserve Board, which is by statute the consolidated supervisor and regulator of
all bank holding companies today. As a result of changes in corporate structure during
the current crisis, the Federal Reserve already supervises and regulates all major U.S.
commercial and investment banks on a firm-wide basis. The Federal Reserve has by far
the most experience and resources to handle consolidated supervision and regulation of
Tier 1 FHCs.
In this paper we propose a theory of asset pricing that assumes fully heterogeneous agents whose
expectations continually adapt to the market these expectations aggregatively create. We argue that under
heterogeneity, expectations have a recursive character: agents have to form their expectations from their
anticipations of other agents’ expectations, and this self-reference precludes expectations being formed by
deductive means. So, in the absence of being able to deduce expectations, agents—no matter how
rational—are forced to hypothesize them.
A growing body of research documents how innovative commercial firms are better managing their suppliers, supply base, and supply chains, and applying a number of best purchasing and supply management (PSM) practices, as recognized by research literature and practiced by innovative enterprises. These firms report that they have improved performance, reduced total costs, and limited risks through these practices. This documented briefing summarizes research on how the Air Force might use an analysis of its spending to develop better PSM practices and to...
This book is intended for Linux users who want to learn more about the inner workings of Linux and how the
various pieces of the Operating System fit together. This book will guide you step−by−step in creating your
own custom build Linux system from scratch, using nothing but the sources of software that are needed.
This book is also intended for Linux users who want to get away from the existing commercial and free
distributions that are often too bloated. Using existing distributions also forces you to use the file system
structure, boot script structure, etc.
he U.S. Air Force plans to improve procurement through the implementation of additional purchasing and supply chain management practices. To emulate the success of commercial enterprises, the Air Force is establishing commodity councils to develop proactive, enterprise-wide strategies for purchasing key Air For
Until very recently most people associated nanotechnology with science fictionbased
accounts that tended to focus on fantastical devices and applications.
With recent developments in nanoscience (for example greater control over
atomic structure due in part to the atomic force microscope), nanotechnology
has entered the commercial realm, and has simultaneously begun the journey
of finding its space within the social imaginary. This book represents a leg of