Working papers

2019

  1. Piece rate pay and working conditions in the export garment sector

    18 January 2019

  2. Overtime work: A review of literature and initial empirical analysis

    18 January 2019

  3. Challenges and opportunities for decent work in the culture and media sectors

    14 January 2019

    The present study examines employment in culture and media in 16 countries, from four regions, and covering the very diverse world of the media and culture. This encompasses: musicians, actors, dancers, journalists, screenwriters, technicians and creators of audio-visual and live performances, and visual artists.

2018

  1. What drives old age work in China?

    24 December 2018

    The aim of this paper is to contribute to an understanding of the decisions of the near old and older Chinese to work, and how work characteristics vary across genders, localities, and within overall income and security situations as ageing advances.

  2. An analysis of multiparty bargaining models for global supply chains

    20 December 2018

    This working paper reviews one approach for realizing the goal of improving labour standards at the lower rungs of supply chains that has to date received relatively little scholarly attention: substantive, enforceable agreements between lead firms and unions or worker-based organizations.

  3. Corporate Social Responsibility: Exploring determinants and complementarities

    14 December 2018

    This paper address the question of why forms and practices of corporate social responsibility (CSR) differ greatly between firms.

  4. Better together: Active and passive labour market policies in developed and developing economies

    13 December 2018

    We investigate the macroeconomic impact of public expenditure in active and passive labour market policies on main employment indicators (i.e. unemployment, employment and labour force participation) for a panel database of 121 countries.

  5. Spotting Export Potential and Implications for Employment in Developing Countries

    04 December 2018

    STRENGTHEN Publication Series Working Paper No. 5

  6. Improving Impact Assessment of the Effects of Trade on Employment: Study on Qualitative and Mixed Method Approaches

    04 December 2018

    STRENGTHEN Publication Series Working Paper No. 4

  7. Reversing pension privatization: Rebuilding public pension systems in Eastern European and Latin American countries (2000-18)

    31 October 2018