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  1. Labour ministries and labour administration in transition: recent developments and future prospects

    29 May 2011

    This report is concerned with the organisation, resourcing and management of Labour Ministries and their role in national labour administration systems.

  2. Social Partners and the Governance of Public Employment Services: Trends and Experiences from Western Europe

    29 May 2011

    Public Employment Services (PESs) have undergone significant governance changes in recent years. This paper focuses on one important aspect: the role of the social partners. The cases selected include Austria, Denmark, Germany and the United Kingdom.

  3. Gender, brain waste and job-education mismatch among migrant workers in Switzerland

    10 April 2011

    This study examines the incidence and determinants of over- and underqualification among documented migrant workers in the Swiss labour market using cross-matched data from two sources of comprehensive information. At the same time, our statistical analysis aims at investigating the existence of gender differences in terms of brain waste.

  4. Labour inspection and development: Some reflections

    30 March 2011

    This paper analyses the links between labour inspection and socio-economic development. It further provides an examination of tools and techniques for the identification, analysis and reporting of such links.

  5. Study on Labour Inspection Sanctions and Remedies: The case of Australia

    30 March 2011

    This report describes the main features of the Australian legal system for enforcement of labour standards, with a focus on the key strategies and sanctions available to government agencies responsible for oversight and enforcement of minimum employment standards and occupational health and safety.

  6. Labour Inspection in Italy

    30 March 2011

    The labour inspection system in Italy has undergone substantial changes. It had to adapt to the economic and social circumstances characterised by changes in the labour market and in the employment relationship and it had to respond in a more efficient way by ensuring compliance through preventive measures, advice and detection of labour legislation infractions.

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