Working papers


  1. Promoting integration for migrant domestic workers in Spain

    16 September 2013

    This case study of the Spanish situation is part of a wider international project, ‘Promoting Integration of Migrant Domestic Workers in Europe’, led and promoted by the ILO, funded by the European Commission and with research carried out by four international research institutions.1 The aims of the project are to: expand the knowledge on the characteristics, dimensions, and patterns of migration in Europe and its possible implications for the integration of migrant domestic workers; raise awareness of social actors in relation to the challenges of socio-economic integration of migrant domestic workers; and contribute to the planning and implementation of efficient policies and programmes to proactively promote social and labour integration of these workers

  2. Labour inspection and undeclared work in the EU

    21 August 2013

    The purpose of this study is to consider the role that national labour inspection systems in the EU have as part of a strategic policy response to undeclared work. It was coordinated by the ILO’s Labour Administration and Inspection Programme (LAB/ADMIN) in cooperation with the European Commission’s Labour Law Unit.

  3. Has atypical work become typical in Germany?: Country case study on labour market segmentation

    08 August 2013

    Employment Working Paper No. 145

  4. Italy: A dual labour market in transition: Country case study on labour market segmentation

    08 August 2013

    Employment Working Paper No. 144

  5. Beyond the contract type segmentation in Spain: Country case study on labour market segmentation

    08 August 2013

    Employment Working Paper No. 143

  6. An anatomy of the French labour market: Country case study on labour market segmentation

    08 August 2013

    Employment Working Paper No. 142

  7. Economic class and labour market inclusion: Poor and middle class workers in developing Asia and the Pacific

    07 August 2013

    This paper examines quantitative trends and characteristics of the poor, near poor and middle class working population in developing Asia and the Pacific. With special focus on Cambodia, India, Indonesia and Viet Nam, it provides empirical evidence for policies that would help reduce working poverty, foster middle class jobs and promote inclusive labour market.

  8. Labour inspection and employment relationship

    12 July 2013

    The protection of the employment relationship, placed within the contract of employment, has been at the heart of the International Labour Organization’s agenda since the middle of the 1990’s. The employment relationship is the natural evolution of what previously represented the master-and-servant model. The employment relationship within the contract model operates as a framework for both the protection of workers and the guaranteeing of the exercise of fundamental rights at work.

  9. Supporting workers with family responsibilities: connecting child development and the decent work agenda

    08 July 2013

    This working paper presents a series of solutions to the challenging social issues. It builds on the conclusions of “Investing in Child Development and Learning: Ensuring Equity in Decent Work and Sustainable Development,” a forum convened by UNICEF and ILO on 28 February 2012. This paper was used to stimulate dialogue and guide discussion during an Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Ministerial Roundtable in New York on 3 July 2012. The Roundtable examined the policy challenges posed to policy-makers, the social partners (employers’ and workers’ organizations) and other societal actors in proposing policies in support of working families.

  10. Ministries of labour: comparative overview. History, mandate, challenges world-wide database and organizational charts

    19 June 2013

    The main purpose of this publication is to provide ILO constituents and other readers with an analysis of current developments and trends in ministries of labour all around the world.