Publications on Wages

November 2015

  1. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 66

    Minimum wage setting practices in domestic work: an inter-state analysis (India)

    10 November 2015

  2. Cambodia Garment and Footwear Sector Bulletin Issue#2

    Cambodia Garment and Footwear Sector Bulletin Issue 2: Solid first half of 2015 for Cambodia's garment and footwear sector

    03 November 2015

    The ILO’s Cambodian Garment and Footwear Sector Bulletin examines key trends in the industry, including exports, factory openings and closures, employment, and wages. The Bulletin is intended to provide a comprehensive, neutral source of information for stakeholders in the Cambodian garment and footwear sector, and to assist them in social dialogue and wage negotiations. This is the second issue of the Bulletin.

July 2015

  1. Cambodia Garment and Footwear Sector Bulletin Issue#1

    Growth continues for Cambodia’s garment and footwear sector

    16 July 2015

    This Bulletin reviews the performance and progress of Cambodia’s garment and footwear sector, with a focus on exports, wages, employment, factory openings and closures and new foreign direct investment.

  2. Publication

    Indonesia: Wages and productivity for sustainable development

    08 July 2015

    Indonesia has sustained over a decade of economic growth, and this has provided an environment that has allowed growth in wages and regular wage employment to outperform most other countries in the world.

June 2015

  1. Publication

    Employment and wages in Indian manufacturing: Post-reform performance

    23 June 2015

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 185

April 2015

  1. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 54

    How tight is the link between wages and productivity? A survey of the literature

    01 April 2015

January 2015

  1. Publication

    Promoting Equity - Ethnic diversity in the workplace: A step-by-step guide

    27 January 2015

    Discrimination based on race affects millions of workers worldwide. Ethnic minorities, indigenous peoples, people of African descent, Roma, nationals of foreign origin and migrant workers are among the most affected. It is not only these ethnic and racial minorities who suffer when racial discrimination is tolerated at the workplace. According to the United Nations Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination: “Racial discrimination harms not only those who are its objects but also those who practice it.” The workplace is a key strategic entry point for addressing racial discrimination. Through awareness-raising and training, social dialogue, and observing diversity, employers and workers are better able to understand the concepts, identify cases and develop the necessary skills and tools to address racial discrimination. It is important that effective workplace strategies and policies be designed, implemented and monitored, in order not only to eliminate racial discrimination but also to support more diverse workforces. Employing a diverse workforce – and managing it effectively – not only satisfies legal and ethical obligations, but is also good for business. Research shows that non-discrimination efforts can cut costs and increase revenue. Having a policy in place to accommodate workers from diverse backgrounds not only minimizes the negative potential legal and financial consequences, but is also key to the enterprise’s adaptability, growth, sustainability and competitive edge.

  2. Publication

    At work but earning less: Trends in decent pay and minimum wages for young people

    19 January 2015

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 162

December 2014

  1. Supplement to the ILO's Global Wage Report 2014/15

    Wages in Asia and the Pacific: Dynamic but uneven progress

    05 December 2014

    This supplement to the ILO’s Global Wage Report 2014/15 summarizes the main wage developments in Asia and the Pacific. It discusses how the region compares to the global picture and goes into the role that wage employment plays for women and men across Asia and the Pacific. Trends are presented in greater detail for each of the three subregions, East Asia, South-East Asia and the Pacific, and South Asia and some policy conclusions are drawn.

  2. Report

    Global Wage Report 2014/15

    05 December 2014

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