Journals

  1. International Labour Review

    Global multidisciplinary journal of employment and social issues

  2. International Journal of Labour Research

    Recent research on labour and social policies from trade union researchers and academics around the world

  3. International Social Security Review

    International journal on social security/social protection issues

Publications

Just released

  1. An employment-oriented investment strategy for Europe

    28 January 2015

    Against a backdrop of sluggish economic conditions and continued weak job creation, the Investment Plan proposed by the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker would provide a rapid economic stimulus that would foster Europe’s competitiveness at the same time as boosting much-needed employment creation. The main finding of this ILO report is that, if careful consideration is given to the design of the programme and its allocation, over 2.1 million net new jobs would be created by mid-2018.

  2. World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2015

    20 January 2015

    The World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2015 includes a forecast of worsening global unemployment levels and explains the factors behind it, such as continuing inequality and falling wage shares. The report looks at the drivers of the rising middle class in the developing world as well as the risk of social unrest, especially in areas of elevated youth unemployment. It also addresses structural factors shaping the world of work, including an aging population and shifts in the skills sought by employers.

  3. Labour Markets, Institutions and Inequality: Building just societies in the 21st century

    14 January 2015

    “Good governance, social stabilization and economic justice are not luxuries that weigh down and impede the process of development. They are the essence of development itself. This book provides the documentation required to carry the point.” From the Foreword by James K. Galbraith

Forthcoming

  1. The European Social Model in Crisis: Is Europe losing its soul?

    31 January 2015

    This book assesses the current situations in 10 EU Member States on the basis of detailed empirical evidence and concrete case studies of the social policies that have been dismantled, distinguishing between recent developments caused by the economic crisis and long-term trends.

Flagship reports

  1. World of Work Report 2014: Developing with jobs

    June 2014

    This annual report presents an in-depth analysis of current employment and social issues globally.

  1. World Social Protection Report 2014-15: Building economic recovery, inclusive development and social justice

    June 2014

    This report presents social security trends and information on social protection systems, coverage, benefits and expenditure globally.

  2. Global Wage Report 2012/13: Wages and Equitable Growth

    December 2012

    This biennial report focuses on wage developments, offering a review of global and regional wage trends.

  3. Global Employment Trends 2014: The risk of a jobless recovery

    January 2014

    Published annually, this report offers global and regional data and projections for key indicators of the labour market.

Key resources

  1. Key indicators of the labour market (KILM)
    Seventh edition (includes CD-ROM)

    October 2011

    This valuable wide-ranging reference tool meets the ever-increasing demand for timely, accurate and accessible information on the rapidly changing world of work.

  2. Regulating for Decent Work
    New directions in labour market regulation

    June 2011

    First in the series Advances in Labour Studies, this book is an international and interdisciplinary response to the neoliberal ideologies that have shaped labour market regulation in recent decades.