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  1. International Labour Review

    Global multidisciplinary journal of employment and social issues

  2. International Journal of Labour Research

    Recent research on labour and social policies from trade union researchers and academics around the world

  3. International Social Security Review

    International journal on social security/social protection issues

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Global Research Agenda

The purpose of the ILO Global Research Agenda is to identify policy approaches that help improve employment and social outcomes, support recovery from the global financial crisis and boost sustainable economic growth.

It covers four main topics:
  • employment and the quality of jobs
  • returns on investment in social security
  • inequality, instability and employment
  • international labour standards and socially inclusive globalisation.

Featured

  1. Global report

    Global Employment Trends 2014: the risk of a jobless recovery

    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.

  1. Report

    Tackling the Jobs Crisis in Portugal

    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.

  2. Research Paper

    Labour formalization and declining inequality in Argentina and Brazil

    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.

  3. Global Report

    World of Work Report 2013

    The study analyses the global employment situation five years after the start of the global financial crisis. It looks at labour market performance and projections both at the global and regional levels.

  4. Global Wage Report 2012-13

    Wages and Equitable Growth

    The Global Wage Report 2012/13 looks at differences in wages around the globe and how they have been influenced by the economic crisis. It includes global and regional wage trends and statistics, as well as policy recommendations.

Databases

  1. LABORSTA

    Database of labour statistics

  2. LABORDOC

    Your access to literature on the world of work

  1. International Institute for Labour Studies

    Research arm of the ILO and a centre for advanced studies in the social and labour fields.

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