08 March 2013
Over the past 15 years, important gains have been made in gender equality. Gender gaps in educational attainment have shrunk substantially. In fact, in many high-income countries, young women’s educational attainment now exceeds that of young men. At the same time, most countries have seen a significant increase in female employment rates – a trend which slowed only with the recent financial crisis.
01 February 2013
The aim of the paper will be to suggest that while laws and institutions may exist to administer wage protection, there may still be barriers that require social actors to take action in order to ensure adequate wage protection is available to workers.
29 January 2013
Employment Working Paper No. 136
21 January 2013
This study investigates the relative impact of financialisation, globalisation, welfare state retrenchment and technological change on functional income distribution. This is done with an (unbalanced) panel analysis covering up to 71 countries (28 advanced and 43 developing and emerging economies) from 1970 to 2007.
01 January 2013
This paper aimed at analysing and systematizing the health challenges faced by the poorest strata of urban workers and to discuss solutions.
01 January 2013
This paper is intended to provide a comprehensive review of financialisation as a major cause for the financial and economic crisis which started in 2007, and to outline the requirements and the potentials for a long-run sustainable recovery strategy after the 'Great Recession'.
17 December 2012
Employment Working Paper No. 134
19 November 2012
Employment Working Paper No. 116
05 November 2012
The working paper presents ten national case studies on Conventions No. 183 and 156. It identifies opportunities for stepping up ratification and implementation of these Conventions, as requested in the 2009 International Labour Conference Resolution concerning gender equality at the heart of decent work. An annex contains an annotated bibliography of 150 relevant publications, making this a complete reference tool for policy-makers and practitioners.