Publications on Wages

August 2016

  1. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 79

    Initial effects of Constitutional Amendment 72 on domestic work in Brazil

    01 August 2016

June 2016

  1. Our impact, their voice

    Working out of poverty in Timor-Leste

    24 June 2016

    Timor-Leste’s long journey to independence eroded large segments of the economy and infrastructure. Despite recent and rapid oil-fuelled growth, poverty has remained acute with half the population living on less than a dollar a day.

May 2016

  1. © M. Crozet / ILO 2018

    Working out of poverty

    Breaking the cycle of poverty in Tunisia

    02 May 2016

    Breaking the cycle of poverty can be done through the development of disadvantaged areas and creating opportunities for the local population. In Tunisia, the ILO has launched a series of projects in these areas using a participative approach that includes beneficiaries in their implementation. Young people are central to this process, as the school to work transition determines an adult’s chances to escape poverty.

March 2016

  1. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 72

    The introduction of a minimum wage for domestic workers in South Africa

    31 March 2016

  2. Publication

    Outcome 5: Thematic Funding for 2014-2015 (Final Evaluation Summary)

    01 March 2016

    Project: GLO/14/67/SID - Evaluation Consultant: Julian Walker

  3. Publication

    Women’s Entrepreneurship Development

    01 March 2016

    The ILO approach to Women’s Entrepreneurship Development - Sustainable Enterprises

February 2016

  1. Publication

    The gender and motherhood wage gap in The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: An econometric analysis

    02 February 2016

    The results of this study suggest that while women are paid about 18-19 per cent of a men’s wages in The former Yugoslav Republic in Macedonia, surprisingly, mothers with a small child aged up to 6 years were paid equally to non-mothers (or mothers with older children) in 2011, and earned 6 per cent more than women without small children in 2014.

January 2016

  1. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 62

    What Does the Minimum Wage Do in Developing Countries? A Review of Studies and Methodologies

    14 January 2016

December 2015

  1. ILO Research paper No. 12

    Labour market reforms in the Euro area: A DSGE Approach

    01 December 2015

    This paper develops a framework to study the impacts of labour market institutions in the context of a DSGE model. The paper reveals that between 1970 and 2003, changes in labour market institutions had only a limited impact on the volatility of output, inflation and unemployment.

November 2015

  1. Publication

    Domestic work, wages, and gender equality: Lessons from developing countries

    30 November 2015

    GED Working Paper No. 5/2015 The paper seeks to contribute to a better understanding of developments regarding labour market participation and remuneration in the domestic work sector in comparison with other sectors. It looks at the basic characteristics of female domestic workers, gaps in minimum wage coverage, compliance, and the extent of minimum wage violations. Presenting empirical evidence on labour market inequality along gender lines, the paper discusses the role of minimum wages for reducing gender disparity, questions of regulatory design and enforcement issues.