Working papers

2011

  1. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 30

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

    19 July 2011

  2. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 28

    What do we know about low-wage work and low-wage workers? Analysing the definitions, patterns, causes and consequences in international perspective

    09 June 2011

  3. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 27

    The legal regulation of working time in domestic work

    19 January 2011

2010

  1. Publication

    Winning Fair Labour Standards for Domestic Workers: Lessons Learned from the Campaign for a Domestic Worker Bill of Rights in New York State

    15 June 2010

    This paper attempts to identify the core reasons for the success of the Domestic Workers United (DWU) Domestic Worker Bill of Rights Campaign while explaining how the strategies adopted overcame particular challenges.

  2. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 26

    Extending the coverage of minimum wages in India: Simulations from household data

    01 June 2010

    This paper simulates the impact of extending the coverage of minimum wages on poverty, inequality and gender pay gap in India. The analysis shows that if all wage-earners were covered by minimum wages at the existing levels, then a large proportion of low-paid wage earners could be directly affected.

  3. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 24

    A comparison of public and private sector earnings in Jordan

    01 June 2010

  4. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 25

    The German work-sharing scheme: An instrument for the crisis

    01 May 2010

2009

  1. Publication

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

    01 January 2009

  2. Publication

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

    01 January 2009

  3. 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

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

    01 January 2008

  2. Publication

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

    01 January 2008

  3. 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.

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

    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

2006

  1. Publication

    Wage fixing in the informal economy: Evidence from Brazil, India, Indonesia and South Africa, Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 16.

    01 January 2006

  2. Publication

    Conditions of work and employment for older workers in industrialized countries: Understanding the issues, Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 15.

    01 January 2006

  3. Publication

    Reconciling work and family: Issues and policies in Thailand, Conditions of Work and Employment Series No.14

    01 January 2006

  4. Publication

    Compressed working weeks, Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 12

    01 January 2006

2005

  1. Publication

    Sexual harassment at work: National and international responses, Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 2

    01 January 2005