Working papers

2017

  1. Managing social risks of non-standard employment in Europe

    11 October 2017

  2. Active labour market programmes in Latin America and the Caribbean: Evidence from a meta analysis

    26 September 2017

    This paper presents a systematic collection and assessment of impact evaluations of active labour market programmes in Latin America and the Caribbean

  3. Labour market institutions and youth labour markets: Minimum wages and youth employment revisited

    21 September 2017

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 223

  4. Deficiencies in Conditions of Work as a Cost to Labor Migration: Concepts, Extent, and Implications

    18 September 2017

    This paper sets out three goals. First, it provides a conceptual framework for analyzing migration costs associated with deficiencies in the conditions of work abroad, which is an insufficiently explored aspect of the existing theoretical frameworks on migration decision making. Second, using a novel data set, the KNOMAD migration surveys, it examines the nature and extent of the losses that migrant workers experience due to deficiencies in working conditions.

  5. Studies on employment and extractive industry-dominated African countries

    18 September 2017

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 221

  6. Rethinking fiscal policy: Lessons from the European Monetary Union (EMU)

    18 September 2017

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 219

  7. Social dialogue and economic performance - What matters for business, a review

    15 September 2017

  8. IMPACT REPORT: Empowering Young Women through Business and Vocational Training: Evidence from a Field Intervention in Rural Egypt

    01 September 2017

    The ILO Taqeem “Impact Report” series disseminates research reports from Taqeem-supported impact evaluations. The studies use experimental and quasi-experimental approaches to estimate employment outcomes of active labour market policies and programmes. The goal is to improve the evidence base for “what works” in the effective design and implementation of integrated employment policy responses for youth and women’s employment. Taqeem is a partnership with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) as part of an IFAD-financed project titled “Strengthening gender monitoring and evaluation in rural employment in the Near East and North Africa”.

  9. The European Youth Guarantee: A systematic review of its implementation across countries

    31 August 2017

    This article examines empirical evidence on the effectiveness of past youth guarantee experiences, as well as the few existing evaluations of the European Youth Guarantee, to identify the factors that are key to their success.

  10. Cash transfer programmes, poverty reduction and women’s economic empowerment: Experience from Mexico

    23 August 2017

    This working paper on cash transfers in Mexico presents the impact of a major national cash transfer programme on health, education, income, poverty, labour force participation, time use and bargaining power of women at the household and community level. Its results point to evidence that most of these gender-related interventions have focused on breaking the inter-generational cycle of poverty, particularly for disadvantaged girl children, but have been weaker in promoting women’s economic empowerment through employment or sustainable livelihoods. It also highlights the challenge of enhancing women’s economic empowerment with targeted actions aimed at reducing women’s time poverty and redistributing unpaid care responsibilities between women and men and between families and the State. This working paper is a joint publication of the Gender, Equality and Diversity Branch in the ILO Conditions of Work and Equality Department and the ILO Social Protection Department.