G) Compare and contrast approaches to labour flexibility in any two countries. How do you account for the differences.

 Use of appropriate conceptual/theoretical framework
 Brief review of literature relating to topic
 Brief descriptive sections outlining the main characteristics relevant to the topic in the respective countries
 Identification of similarities and differences
 Explanation of similarities and differences
 Clarity of expression
 Clarity of argument
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