Publications on Wages

June 2017

  1. Publication

    Purchasing practices and working conditions in global supply chains: Global Survey results

    09 June 2017

    Policy Brief No.10

May 2017

  1. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 86

    Purchasing practices and low wages in global supply chains: Empirical cases from the garment industry

    15 May 2017

  2. Publication

    Green Business Booklet

    12 May 2017

    Going green is not only good for the environment, but makes business sense too, as the greening of enterprises results in improved access to markets, higher productivity and cost savings. The Green Business Booklet is part of the Green Jobs packages and the Start and Improve Your Business series of products and helps aspiring entrepreneurs to come up with a green business idea and existing entrepreneurs to green their businesses.

March 2017

  1. Publication

    Coalition for equal pay for work of equal value between women and men

    09 March 2017

  2. Report

    Towards a better future for women and work: Voices of women and men

    08 March 2017

    This study provides a first-ever account of global attitudes and perceptions of women and men regarding women and work based on the 2016 Gallup World Poll. The poll, which was conducted in 142 countries and territories, is representative of 98 per cent of the global population.

February 2017

  1. Research note

    Employment and wages rising in Pakistan's garment sector

    14 February 2017

    This research note provides an overview of recent trends in employment, wages, and exports in Pakistan’s garment, textile and footwear sector. It shows that the sector is highly important to Pakistan, but it faces a number of major challenges.

December 2016

  1. Flagship Report

    Global Wage Report 2016/17: Wage inequality in the workplace [Mobi]

    15 December 2016

    This report analyses the evolution of real wages around the world, giving a unique picture of wage trends globally and by region.

  2. Flagship Report

    Global Wage Report 2016/17: Wage inequality in the workplace [EPUB]

    15 December 2016

    This report analyses the evolution of real wages around the world, giving a unique picture of wage trends globally and by region.

  3. Flagship Report

    Global Wage Report 2016/17: Wage inequality in the workplace

    15 December 2016

    This report analyses the evolution of real wages around the world, giving a unique picture of wage trends globally and by region.

  4. Report

    Closing the gender pay gap: A review of the issues, policy mechanisms and international evidence

    01 December 2016

    The principle of equal remuneration for men and women for work of equal value, as set out in the Equal Remuneration Convention, 1951 (No. 100), needs to be implemented if gender equality and decent work for all is to be achieved. However, while the principle of equal pay for work of equal value has been widely endorsed, key problem is that the policy mechanisms needed to achieve this objective are not well understood and in fact are both multifaceted and vary according to the institutional context. This paper aspires to review key issues, policy mechanisms and international evidence with respect to closing the gender pay gap. The core focus of this report is on wage setting institutions and their impact on inclusive and gender equitable labour markets. The key message from this report is that gender pay equity needs to be pursued through a policy package that promotes an inclusive and transparent labour market alongside specific measures to address gender pay equity. Strengthening and extending employment standards, through higher minimum wages, more equal rights for non-standard workers and more extensive and inclusive collective bargaining need to be combined with effective gender specific measures to address the undervaluation of women’s work and extend duties on employers to actively promote gender equality.