This research assesses links between employment and growth and how they can be enhanced by policies. It also examines trends in the quality of jobs, as mediated by skill policies, macroeconomic policies, trade, regulations and labour market institutions.
This research examines how to improve coverage of social security and links with productive employment, inclusive growth and social cohesion. It includes an assessment of returns on investments in social security/social protection systems.
This work analyses the links between wage developments, income inequality, job creation and sustainable growth. It looks at the interactions between market forces, labour institutions and inequality trends in advanced economies and developing countries.
The research i) reviews national implementation of International Labour Standards (ILS), ii) identifies how ILS benefit workers in informal economies, iii) examines anti-crisis measures that have linked financial aid and assistance with labour standards, and iv) explores the potential impacts of ILS through trade agreements. This work also looks at the challenges and opportunities in the areas of public and private governance, the role of social dialogue at various governance levels and related labour law issues.