Publications

2009

  1. Publication

    Global Wage Report: 2009 Update

    02 November 2009

    The present report is an update of the Global Wages Report 2008/09 released in November 2008. While a comprehensive assessment will be provided in the next full Global Wage Report in 2010, the present update already provides some indications of wage trends up to the second quarter of 2009 in a number of countries around the world.

  2. Publication

    Work and Family: Towards new forms of reconciliation with social co-responsibility

    01 January 2009

  3. Publication

    Reconciling work and family: Issues and policies in China, Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 22

    01 January 2009

  4. Publication

    Labour market regulation: Motives, measures, effects, Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 21

    01 January 2009

  5. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 23

    Domestic work and domestic workers in Ghana: An overview of the legal regime and practice

    01 January 2009

2008

  1. Publication

    Global Wage Report 2008/09 Towards policy coherence: Minimum wages and collective bargaining

    20 November 2008

    The first in a new series of ILO reports focusing on wage developments, this volume reviews major trends in the level and distribution of wages around the world since 1995. It considers the effects of economic growth and globalization on wage trends, looking closely at the role of minimum wages and collective bargaining, and suggests ways to improve wage levels and to enable more equal distribution.

  2. Publication

    Globalization, Flexibilization and Working Conditions in Asia and the Pacific

    08 October 2008

    This unique study reviews employment conditions in Asia and the Pacific in the context of globalization and the increasing pressures towards flexibilization. It places a strong focus on the divergent experiences of individual workers regarding their employment conditions...

  3. Publication

    Issue Brief 1 - Promoting the Rights of Women Migrant Domestic Workers in Arab States: The Case of Lebanon

    01 July 2008

    This Issue Brief is part of a series that examines women's labour force participation in Arab States using a gender equality and workers' rights perspective. It looks at the increasing employment of women migrant domestic workers to fill the unmet needs in provision of social care services.

  4. Publication

    Safe maternity and the world of work

    11 February 2008

    This publication sets out three priority areas within the ILO mandate that stand to contribute substantially to efforts aimed at improving maternal health.

  5. Publication

    A Training Package on Work and Family

    01 January 2008

  6. Publication

    Age discrimination and older workers: Theory and legislation in comparative context, Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 20

    01 January 2008

  7. Publication

    Reconciling work and family: Issues and policies in Trinidad and Tobago, Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 18

    01 January 2008

  8. Publication

    Working Conditions Laws 2006-2007

    01 January 2008

  9. Publication

    Equal sharing of responsibilities between women and men, including caregiving in the context of HIV/AIDS

    01 January 2008

    The paper presents current work-family issues and a range of policy initiatives designed by ILO constituents to increase equal sharing of responsibilities between women and men in public and private life around the world. These initiatives include policy research; adopting and implementing gender-sensitive labour legislation and social security benefits related to leave and working time; promoting family-friendly employment policies; providing public services (such as child care and elder care institutions) and social infrastructure to reduce time burdens (public transportation and access to energy sources and water). Moreover, the paper shows that awareness-raising campaigns and education programmes as well as anti-discrimination legislation are essential for the eradication of discriminatory stereotypes at work and ensuring the equal distribution of family and work responsibilities between women and men. Finally, promotion of social dialogue and tripartite participation are also key to achieve cultural change and support family-friendly measures at the workplace.

  10. Publication

    A Training Package on Ageing

    01 January 2008

2007

  1. Publication

    Expanding women's employment opportunities: Informal economy workers and the need for childcare

    01 November 2007

    Childcare plays an essential role in supporting the employment of workers, and particularly women who continue to carry the primary responsibility for childcare in most societies. The lack of childcare support undermines women’s employment and steers women into the poorly paid, poorly protected informal economy. To address the gender dimension of informality, policy responses, programmes and projects need to recognize that providing childcare is a basic necessity for expanding women’s employment opportunities and enabling them to shift from informal economy activity to formal economic activity. The paper explores good practices on supporting the child care needs of informal workers through a series of well documented examples from Africa, Asia and Latin America.

  2. Publication

    Decent working time: Balancing workers' needs with business requirements

    07 October 2007

  3. Publication

    Working time around the world

    05 July 2007

    This pioneering study is the first of its kind to offer a comparative analysis of working time trends in developing and transition countries. This is a co-publication with Routledge Publishers

  4. Publication

    Safe Maternity and the world of work, Conditions of Work and Employment Programme

    01 January 2007

  5. Publication

    Minding the gaps: Non-regular employment and labour market segmentation in the Republic of Korea, Conditions of Work and Employment Series No.19

    01 January 2007