1. Publication

    Domestic Workers Across the World: Global and regional statistics and the extent of legal protection

    09 January 2013

    This publication sheds light on the magnitude of domestic work, a sector often “invisible” behind the doors of private households and unprotected by national legislation.

  2. Publication

    Domestic workers across the world (SUMMARY)

    04 January 2013

    The report attempts to capture the size of the domestic work sector, working conditions and the extent of legal protection enjoyed by domestic workers worldwide. It includes global and regional statistics, and is intended to support the efforts of governments, employers and workers to secure social justice and decent work for domestic workers across the world.

  3. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 37

    Financialisation and the requirements and potentials for wage-led recovery - a review focusing on the G20

    01 January 2013


  1. Publication

    Global Wage Report 2012-13

    07 December 2012

    As the gap in labour productivity growth and wage growth increases, workers get a smaller slice of the pie. The Global Wage Report 2012/13 analyses the possible effects of this declining labour income share on aggregate demand and so on equitable growth.

  2. Publication

    Maternity Protection Resource Package

    22 November 2012

    The Maternity Protection Resource Package provides guidance and tools to strengthen and extend maternity protection to all women in all types of economic activity.

  3. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 41

    Wage-led growth: Concept, theories and policies

    05 November 2012

  4. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 40

    Is aggregate demand wage-led or profit-led? National and global effects

    30 October 2012

  5. Publication

    Special Issue on: Low-Paid Work in Emerging Economies

    01 September 2012

  6. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 39

    Income inequality as a cause of the Great Recession? A survey of current debates

    16 August 2012

  7. Serie Condiciones de Trabajo y Empleo No. 34

    Estudio sobre trabajo doméstico en Uruguay

    14 August 2012

  8. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 36

    Wage-led or Profit-led Supply: Wages, Productivity and Investment

    14 August 2012

  9. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 33

    The effects of working time on productivity and firm performance: a research synthesis paper

    14 August 2012

  10. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 32

    The influence of working time arrangements on work-life integration or 'balance': a review of the international evidence

    14 August 2012

  11. Publication

    Effective Protection for Domestic Workers: A guide to designing labour laws

    23 May 2012

    This guide is a practical tool for those involved in national legislative processes and in the design of labour laws, including government officials and representatives of workers’ and employers’ organizations.


  1. An explanatory brochure

    Convention 189 & Recommendation 201 at a glance

    15 December 2011

    Highlights of the provisions of the Domestic Workers Convention No. 189 and Recommendation No. 201. These new standards, adopted in June 2011, are a strong recognition of the economic and social value of domestic work and a call for action to address the existing exclusions of domestic workers from labour and social protection. Given that most domestic workers are women, the new standards are an important step to advance gender equality in the world of work and ensure women’s equal rights and protection under the law.

  2. Publication

    Convention 189 & Recommendation 201 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers

    15 November 2011

    This booklet presents a set of new international labour standards – Convention No. 189 and Recommendation No. 201 concerning decent work for domestic workers - adopted on 16 June 2011 by the ILO’s International Labour Conference.

  3. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 29

    Estimating a living wage: A methodological review

    31 August 2011

  4. Publication

    Working time in the twenty-first century

    26 August 2011

    Prepared for the Tripartite Meeting of Experts on Working Time Arrangements held in October 2011, this report analyses recent trends and developments relating to both the duration and organization of working time.

  5. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 30

    Measuring the economic and social value of domestic work: Conceptual and methodological framework

    19 July 2011

  6. Book

    Regulating for Decent Work. New directions in labour market regulation

    13 June 2011

    This book advances the academic and policy debates on post-crisis labour regulation by identifying new challenges, subjects and theoretical perspectives. It identifies central themes in the contemporary regulation of labour, including the role of empirical research in assessing and supporting labour market interventions, the regulation of precarious work and the emergence of new types of labour markets.