Research Department Working Papers

The Research Department Working Papers are a series of research documents containing preliminary findings related to issues of the world of work. As such, these Working Papers are a work in progress and meant to stimulate debate and incite feedback. In that respect, readers are encouraged to submit their comments directly to the authors.

The views and opinions expressed therein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the International Labour Organization.
  1. Research Department Working Paper n°43

    Global supply chains and intangible assets in the automotive and aeronautical industries

    28 February 2019

  2. Research Department Working Paper n°40

    What drives old age work in China?

    24 December 2018

    The aim of this paper is to contribute to an understanding of the decisions of the near old and older Chinese to work, and how work characteristics vary across genders, localities, and within overall income and security situations as ageing advances.

  3. Research Department Working Paper n°39

    Workfare programs and their delivery system: Effectiveness of Construyendo Perú

    23 December 2018

    This paper estimates the medium- to long-term effects of the workfare program Construyendo Perú, implemented in Peru from 2007 to 2011, to support unemployed populations in situations of poverty and extreme poverty.

  4. Research Department Working Paper n°38

    Corporate Social Responsibility: Exploring determinants and complementarities

    14 December 2018

    This paper address the question of why forms and practices of corporate social responsibility (CSR) differ greatly between firms.

  5. Research Department Working Paper n°37

    Better together: Active and passive labour market policies in developed and developing economies

    13 December 2018

    We investigate the macroeconomic impact of public expenditure in active and passive labour market policies on main employment indicators (i.e. unemployment, employment and labour force participation) for a panel database of 121 countries.

  6. Research Department Working Paper n°36

    Robots worldwide: The impact of automation on employment and trade

    27 October 2018

    In this paper we shed light on the role of robots in emerging economies and analyze the impact of automation on the global organization of production.

  7. Research Department Working Paper n°35

    Does conservation agriculture change labour requirements? Evidence of sustainable intensification in Sub-Saharan Africa

    26 October 2018

    This paper studies the effects of conservation agriculture on labour input requirements as it is implemented in five Sub-Saharan African countries.

  8. Research Department Working Paper n°34

    Setting out for Digital Social Security

    30 September 2018

  9. Research Department Working Paper n°33

    Central bank communication: A quantitative assessment

    14 August 2018

    This paper attempts to quantify the impact of central bank communication on macroeconomic variables using an purpose-built index.

  10. Research Department Working Paper n°32

    Mapping and measuring the effectiveness of labour-related disclosure requirements for global supply chains

    11 June 2018

    This study analyses the global rise of disclosure legislations as an approach to governing labour standards in global supply chains.