SeminarOctober 1st 2014
Global multidisciplinary journal of employment and social issues
Recent research on labour and social policies from trade union researchers and academics around the world
International journal on social security/social protection issues
The aim of the Studies on Growth with Equity series is to show how strong and well-designed employment, labour and social protection measures are central – in combination with supportive macroeconomic policy – to building sustainable, job-rich and equitable growth.
This year’s edition focuses on developing countries and argues that quality jobs are a key driver for development. It draws on evidence from over 140 developing countries and finds that a common factor amongst those countries that have achieved higher per capita income and sustained growth was quality jobs.
The weak global economic recovery has failed to lead to an improvement in global labour markets, with global unemployment in 2013 reaching almost 202 million.
This report analyses employment and social trends in Portugal in the wake of the financial assistance programme agreed with the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the IMF. It also discusses international best practices available to inspire Portugal in its efforts towards cutting unemployment and boosting economic recovery.
This paper analyses the processes of labour formalization in Brazil and Argentina and its interrelation with the evolution of income inequality over the 2000s. It also contributes to the debates on formalising the informal and how to reduce income inequality.