The ILO’s research on the future of work is structured around four "centenary conversations": work and society, decent jobs for all, the organization of work and production, and the governance of work. See below highlights of the research conducted by ILO researchers and organized under these four themes.
Key Reports submitted to the Global Commission
- Inception Report for the Global Commission on the Future of Work
- Synthesis Report of the National Dialogues on the Future of Work
Work and society
- Working anytime, anywhere: The effects on the world of work
- Women, gender and work: Social choices and inequalities. Volume 2
- The future of work: the meaning and value of work in Europe
- The effects of non-standard forms of employment on worker health and safety
Decent work for all
- The future of jobs at risk of automation in ASEAN
- ASEAN in transformation: how technology is changing jobs and enterprises
- New trends : the servicification of manufacturing, global supply chains and the labour market
- Technology anxiety past and present
- How the world of work is changing: a review of the evidence
- New technologies: A jobless future or golden age of job creation?
- Building an inclusive future with decent work: towards sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific: Report of the Director-General
The organisation of work and production
- Non-standard employment : challenges and solutions
- Income security in the on-demand economy: Findings and policy lessons from a survey of crowdworkers
- The Impact of Better Work - a Joint Program of the International Labour Organization and the International Finance Corporation
- The rise of the «just-in-time workforce»: On-demand work, crowdwork and labour protection in the 'gig-economy'
- Digitalization and structural labour market problems: the case of Germany
The governance of work
- Green shoots in the labour market: a cornucopia of social experiments
- Introduction: What future for industrial relations?
- Three scenarios for industrial relations in Europe
- Alternative labour protection movements in the United States: Reshaping industrial relations?
- The shifting boundaries of industrial relations: Insights from South Africa
- Workers and social movements of the developing world: Time to rethink the scope of industrial relations?
- Shaping the future of industrial relations in the EU ideas, paradoxes and drivers of change
- Shrinking collective bargaining coverage, increasing income inequality: A comparison of five EU countries