Publications on Wages

January 2006

  1. Publication

    Occupational Wages and Hours of Work and Retail Food Prices, CD-ROM Single-user - 2006

    14 January 2006

    Statistics from the ILO October Inquiry - Published annually

  2. Publication

    Occupational Wages and Hours of Work and Retail Food Prices - 2006

    14 January 2006

    Statistics from the ILO October Inquiry - Published annually

  3. Publication

    Industrial Relations in the Oil Industry in Mexico

    01 January 2006

    Working paper 239

November 2005

  1. Publication

    The fundamentals of minimum wage fixing

    14 November 2005

    As a starting-point for analysis, this manual draws on the ILO's comprehensive database containing the principal legal provisions and minimum wage fixing mechanisms in 100 countries around the world. The minimum wage has had a long and turbulent history, and this study sheds light on its intricacies by providing a thorough overview of the institutions and practices in different countries. It outlines the main topics for debate concerning the effects of minimum wages on major social and economic variables such as employment, wage inequality, and poverty.

September 2005

  1. Publication

    The fundamentals of minimum wage fixing

    27 September 2005

January 2005

  1. Publication

    Good Industrial Relations in the Oil Industry in the United Kingdom

    01 January 2005

    Working paper 203

November 2003

  1. Working paper

    Pay equity, minimum wage and equality at work

    01 November 2003

    Professor Jill Rubery was commissioned by the ILO to write this Working Paper, as an input for the preparation of the 2003 Global Report on the elimination of discrimination in the world of work2. The establishment of a floor to the wage structure is of paramount importance to groups of workers discriminated on grounds such as sex, ethnicity, national origin, age and disability, as these groups are disproportionately represented at the bottom of the occupational hierarchy. By identifying the role that minimum wages can play in reducing gender discrimination in pay, Jill Rubery’s paper contributes to our understanding of the forms of labour market processes compatible with the promotion of non-discrimination, equality and decent work.

January 2003

  1. Publication

    Domestic work, conditions of work and employment: A legal perspective, Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 7.

    01 January 2003

March 2002

  1. Publication

    Minimum wages and pay equity in Latin America

    01 March 2002

    Dr. Damian Grimshaw and Dr. Marcela Miozzo were commissioned by the ILO to write this Working Paper, as an input for the preparation of the ILO Director-General’s Global Report to the 2003 session of the International Labour Conference.2 Their study examines the experience of minimum wage policy in Latin American, in respect of its effectiveness in reducing gender pay inequalities, especially at the bottom of the occupational hierarchy. The main goal of this study was to see how a minimum wage policy may be used as a tool to promote pay equity, as women are represented disproportionately among the low paid.

November 2000

  1. Publication

    Updating the ILO’s minimum basic wage of able seamen. Report JMC/29/2001/2

    14 November 2000

    Report for discussion at the 29th Session of the Joint Maritime Commission, JMC/29/2001/2. This report revises the ILO minimum basic wage for seafarers based on changes in consumer prices and exchange rates between January 1997 and January 2000.