24 February 2012
This book provides an in-depth overview of the effects of the crisis on inequalities in the world of work. It examines these inequalities multi-dimensionally, looking at employment, wages and incomes, working conditions and social dialogue.
31 January 2012
What has been the wage impact of the financial and economic crisis in South-East Europe? What structural weaknesses in wage institutions have been highlighted by the crisis? And what are the policy issues that actors in the region – governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations – should urgently address?
30 January 2012
20 December 2011
The report examines the current economic situation in the country,the status of women in employment, and relevant legislation.
19 December 2011
The paper reviews the performance of the current pension system during the period of the global economic crisis, and through comparative analysis provides possible solutions to the challenges which these countries are facing.
01 December 2011
23 November 2011
In an increasingly globalizing world, the estimated number of migrant workers worldwide swelled to 105 million in 2010. The dynamic nature of global labour markets requires that national social security systems take necessary steps to ensure migrant workers’ rights to social security through effective international coordination. This publication is intended to serve as a comprehensive guide for the international coordination of social security, covering both basic principles and practical aspects. This publication is closely related to a series of training modules published by the ILO in 2010 dealing with the coordination of social security.
17 November 2011
Over the last several years, growing political attention has been given to youth employment in Albania, where the difficulties young people face in entering and remaining in the labour market are compounded by the additional burden of large numbers of young people who are engaged in the informal economy. Youth unemployment, underemployment and informality impose heavy costs on Albania. Long unemployment spells early in life and extended periods in the informal economy affect the prospects of young people to secure a career job and a decent wage. High percentages of unemployed youth mean that investments in education and training are wasted, that there is a reduced taxation base and higher welfare costs.
17 November 2011
Poverty, barriers to education (accessibility, affordability, quality, relevance) and tolerant attitudes to child labour push a high number of children to enter child labour as early as 10 years old. In addition, due to a temporary “value vacuum”, family and community values have broken down and consequently increased the vulnerability of children. The streets have become the main place for the socialization of many children due to lack of proper supervision and care.
08 November 2011
This study explores the main economic and labour markets developments in the three target countries during the economic downturn, reviews the responses undertaken by the respective governments and proposes some policy options to ensure that more and better jobs are created during economic recovery.