Books and reports

January 2014

  1. Can Better Working Conditions Improve the Performance of SMEs? An international literature review

    16 January 2014

    This research has been commissioned by the International Labour Office (ILO) as a contribution to the Global Product 154 and the Area of Critical Importance, Productivity and working conditions in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs).

November 2013

  1. Labour Administration in Uncertain Times: Policy, Practice and Institutions

    01 November 2013

    The 2008 financial crisis marked the beginning of a prolonged and ongoing period of extreme economic turbulence that has created multiple challenges for both governments and national systems of labour administration. Difficult economic conditions are encouraging a re-evaluation of established policies and institutions in the areas of labour, employment, social protection and industrial relations.

October 2013

  1. The Labour Markets of Emerging Economies: Has growth translated into more and better jobs?

    31 October 2013

    This volume focuses on the labour market situation, trends and regulations in emerging economies, devoting attention to how they have dealt with both short-term issues, namely the global financial crisis, and longer-term structural challenges − as well as the gaps that still remain.

  2. Equal Pay - An introductory guide

    04 October 2013

    Ensuring that the work done by women and men is valued fairly and ending pay discrimination is essential to achieving gender equality. However, pay inequality continues to persist and gender pay gaps in some instances have stagnated or even increased.

  3. Measuring informality: A statistical manual on the informal sector and informal employment

    04 October 2013

    This manual is intended for national statistical offices and other producers of statistics planning programmes to produce statistics on the informal sector and informal employment. The manual provides technical guidance on implementing international standards, presenting alternative measurement methodologies along with examples based on national experience, and includes guidelines for the dissemination of statistics on the informal sector and informal employment.

September 2013

  1. ILO Publications. Catalogue Autumn 2013 - Update of English titles

    01 September 2013

July 2013

  1. Short-term labour market outlook and key challenges in G20 countries

    17 July 2013

    Statistical update for the Meeting of G20 Labour and Employment Ministers Moscow, 18–19 July 2013. Prepared by the ILO and the OECD.

  2. Addressing employment, labour market and social protection challenges in G20 countries: Key measures since 2010

    17 July 2013

    The report provides an overview of policies and measures applied, or significantly modified, by G20 countries from 2010 up to early 2013 in seven areas: job creation, labour market policies, social protection, skills development, quality employment, youth employment and women’s economic participation. Prepared by the ILO and OECD for the Meeting of G20 Labour and Employment Ministers Moscow, 18–19 July 2013.

June 2013

  1. Work Sharing during the Great Recession: New developments and beyond

    18 June 2013

    This volume presents the concept and history of work sharing, how it can be used as a strategy for preserving jobs and also its potential for increasing employment − including the complexities and trade-offs involved. Work-sharing programmes used during the Great Recession of 2008−09 are analysed for several European countries and other countries around the world.

May 2013

  1. Handbook on Residential Property Prices Indices (RPPIs). 2013 edition

    31 May 2013

    RPPIs are key statistics for economic and monetary policy-makers as well as for citizens and households across the world. Among their professional uses, they serve to monitor macroeconomic imbalances and the risk exposure of the financial sector.