Working papers

2015

  1. Escaping stagnation and restoring shared prosperity: A macroeconomic policy framework for job-rich growth

    29 April 2015

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 170

  2. How tight is the link between wages and productivity? A survey of the literature

    01 April 2015

  3. The motherhood pay gap: A review of the issues, theory and international evidence

    06 March 2015

    Evidence that mothers suffer a wage penalty over and above the penalty for being a woman raises concerns not only for gender equality but also for the capacity of societies to manage a sustainable balance between their economic aims of active female participation in paid work and the social aims of providing a fair distribution of income to support the reproduction and rearing of children. These concerns underpin ILO Conventions designed to combat inequality in women’s position in paid employment, especially associated with motherhood status.

  4. The motherhood pay gap: A review of the issues, theory and international evidence

    06 March 2015

    Evidence that mothers suffer a wage penalty over and above the penalty for being a woman raises concerns not only for gender equality but also for the capacity of societies to manage a sustainable balance between their economic aims of active female participation in paid work and the social aims of providing a fair distribution of income to support the reproduction and rearing of children. These concerns underpin ILO Conventions designed to combat inequality in women’s position in paid employment, especially associated with motherhood status.

  5. ASEAN Community 2015: Managing integration for better jobs and shared prosperity in Myanmar

    25 February 2015

    This paper was prepared for the International Labour Organization (ILO) as a background study. It is based on data from previously published sources, information gathered in Myanmar's employees'and employers'forums and primary data collected through the Myanmar Marketing Research and Development Co. labour survey.

  6. Challenges of price stability, growth and employment in Bangladesh: Role of the Bangladesh Bank

    23 February 2015

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 169

  7. Sectoral dimensions of employment targeting

    23 February 2015

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 166

  8. Are active labour market policies effective in activating and integrating low-skilled individuals? : An international comparison

    23 February 2015

  9. Strategies for sectoral training and employability in India: Case studies of the IT/ITES and automotive sectors

    15 February 2015

    The study underlines the importance of social partner involvement in the elaboration of sectoral skills strategies and ever evolving changes in skill needs. It also emphasizes the importance of sound recruitment and training practices, training strategies, and decent working conditions for TVET personnel. TVET strategies and systems are critically important components of comprehensive approaches to promote youth employability and ensure that training matches current demand in labour markets as well as future needs of developing sectors. It is hoped that the experience of India can provide useful insights for policymakers and social partners in developing such strategies in their own countries.

  10. Cooperating out of Isolation: The Case of Migrant Domestic Workers in Lebanon, Jordan and Kuwait

    12 February 2015

    While countries globally are moving towards recognizing domestic workers under their labour legislation, limited protection is provided to more than two million domestic workers working and living in the Middle East. The majority of these workers are migrant women and while for many of them, migration is an enriching experience, others face a journey of fear and unfair treatment.