1. Inventory of labour market policy measures in the EU 2008–13: The crisis and beyond

  2. World Employment and Social Outlook: The Changing Nature of Jobs

  3. An employment-oriented investment strategy for Europe

  4. World Employment and Social Outlook - Trends 2015

  5. Global wage report 2014/15

    Wages and income inequalities

    The Global Wage Report 2014/15 reviews the main trends in wages in developed, emerging and developing countries. It also analyses inequality in the labour market and in household income.

  6. Book

    Transforming Economies: Making industrial policy work for growth, jobs and development

    "This book helps connect the dots between economic theory, the role of capabilities, the lessons from history and the practical challenges of design and implementation of industrial policies. In so doing it provides an excellent policy roadmap for anyone interested in the challenge of promoting catch-up growth and productive transformation." Ricardo Hausmann, Director, Center for International Development, Harvard University

  7. Studies on Growth with Equity series

    Productive Jobs for Greece

    After six years of recession, the Greek economy is showing some signs of recovery. Yet, unemployment has reached unprecedented levels, the risk of poverty and social exclusion continues to increase and enterprise investment is too weak to lead to a sustainable employment recovery. Based on an in-depth analysis of the present situation, the report identifies emergency measures to address the most pressing needs of vulnerable groups, notably youth and jobless households.

  8. Studies on Growth with Equity series

    Spain: Growth with jobs

    The Spanish economy has begun to recover from both the global financial crisis of 2008 and the sovereign debt crisis of 2011 and has made some employment gains. However, the recovery remains both incomplete and fragile. On current trends, it would take at least a decade for the unemployment rate to return to the pre-crises situation. It is therefore crucial to strengthen the employment recovery in order to ensure sustainable economic growth and avoid a further erosion in social conditions. The report points to a number of areas where Government and social partners could take action together to solidify these recent gains and build a new path to more and better jobs.

  9. Studies on Growth with Equity series

    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.

  10. 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.

What's new

  1. Seminar

    Taxes and employment: Recent insights from empirical macro models

    Presentation by Massimo Giuliodori, University of Amsterdam, Jeronim Capaldo, Social Protection Department

  2. Seminar

    Labor politics in China     where markets meet state and society                  

    Presentation by Gaochao He, Sun Yat-Sen University

  3. Seminar

    Disentangling goods, labor and credit market frictions in three European economies

    Presentation by Etienne Wasmer, Sciences Po Paris

  4. Seminar

    Reservation wages and the wage flexibility puzzle

    27/11/2015 12:15-13:15 UniMail Room 3220

    Presentation by Barbara Petrongolo, Queen Mary University

  5. ILO Research Department Research Paper

    Domestic work, wages, and gender equality: Lessons from developing countries

    Martin Oelz and Uma Rani

  6. ILO Research Department Research Paper

    Labour market reforms since the crisis: Drivers and consequences

    Dragos Adascalitei & Clemente Pignatti

  7. Seminar

    Minimum wage in Germany: early evidence

    16/10/2015 09:30-11:00 Room IX

    Presentation by Joachim Möller, Mario Bossler, Institute for Employment Research

  8. Seminar

    Unemployment and Economic Growth

    08/10/2015 11h00-12H00 Room Elimane Kane

    Presentation by Jan Van Ours, Tilburg University

  9. Workshop

    Older workers integration into labour market in Lithuania

    18 September 2015, Vilnius, Lithuanina

    The ILO Research Department and the Ministry of Social Security and Labour for Lithuania held a joint workshop in Vilnius on 18 September 2015. The main aim of the workshop was to discuss what works in terms of how the labour market (re)integration of older workers can help attenuate the challenges of ageing.

  10. Seminar

    The politics of African industrial policy

    3 July 2015 14h00-15H00 Room VII (R2 South) ILO Headquarters, Geneva

    Presentation by Lindsay Whitfield, Roskilde University

  11. Seminar

    Business Cycle Asymmetries and the Labour Market

    16 June 2015, 11:00-12:00 - Room Elimane Kane. ILO headquarters, Geneva

    Presentation by Christian Merkl, University of Nuremberg.

  12. Course

    Training of tripartite constituents by Research Department

    21 May to 29 May 2015 at the ILO, Geneva