Publications

2008

  1. In defence of labour market institutions. Cultivating justice in the developing world

    21 February 2008

    Though labour market regulations have been blamed for the poor economic performance of many developing countries, the evidence on which this argument rests is weak. Rather than constraining economic development, labour market institutions, including the laws that regulate the labour market, are important for both economic growth as well as the well-being of the workforce. Through a survey of different labour market institutions in developing countries, this volume reaffirms the importance of labour market institutions in this era of globalization.

  2. Assessing vulnerable employment : the role of status and sector indicators in Pakistan, Namibia and Brazil

    15 February 2008

    Employment Working Paper No. 13

  3. Key indicators of the labour market (Fifth edition) with interactive CD-ROM (Trilingual English/French/Spanish)

    04 February 2008

    KILM provides a valuable, wide-ranging reference tool to meet the ever-increasing demand for timely, accurate and accessible information on the rapidly changing world of work. It includes all the basic statistics used to calculate 20 key labour market indicators allowing researchers to compare and contrast between economies and within regions across time. The fifth edition of the KILM also includes interactive software which makes searching for relevant information quick and simple.

  4. Offshoring and employment in the developing world : the case of Costa Rica

    07 January 2008

    Employment Working Paper No. 4

  5. Labour market regulation and economic performance : a critical review of arguments and some plausible lessons for India

    01 January 2008

    Economic and Labour Market Paper 2008/1

2007

  1. KILM 5th Edition, Chapter 1a, Decent Employment and the Millennium Development Goals: Description and analysis of a new target

    01 December 2007

    Chapter 1a discusses the new target for MDG 1, which emphasizes the importance of full, decent and productive employment as the key element for poverty reduction.

  2. Security in labour markets : combining flexibility with security for decent work

    01 October 2007

    Economic and Labour Market Paper 2007/12

  3. Offshoring and the labour market : what are the issues?

    01 September 2007

    Economic and Labour Market Paper 2007/11

  4. Recent dynamics in Brazil’s labour market

    01 August 2007

    Economic and Labour Market Paper 2007/10

  5. The employer of last resort programme : could it work for developing countries?

    01 August 2007

    Economic and Labour Market Paper 2007/5

  6. Apprenticeship in the informal economy in Africa Workshop report Geneva, 3-4 May 2007

    04 May 2007

    Employment Sector - Employment Report No. 1

  7. The Doing Business indicators : measurement issues and political implications

    01 May 2007

    Economic and Labour Market Paper 2007/6

  8. African Employment Trends, April 2007

    24 April 2007

  9. Why labour market regulation may pay off : worker motivation, co-ordination and productivity growth

    01 April 2007

    Economic and Labour Market Paper 2007/4

  10. Global Employment Trends for Women, Brief, March 2007

    07 March 2007

  11. In search of optimal labour market institutions

    01 March 2007

    Economic and Labour Market Paper 2007/3

  12. Central banks, inflation targeting and employment creation

    01 February 2007

    Economic and Labour Market Paper 2007/2

  13. Global Employment Trends Brief, January 2007

    25 January 2007

  14. Flexicurity: A relevant approach in Central and Eastern Europe

    25 January 2007

    This book argues, with case studies contributed by outstanding national experts, that the flexicurity approach is the most relevant for Central and Eastern European countries and suggests appropriate reforms of economic policy, institutional framework of the labour market, labour market policy and education and social policies in this region.

  15. World and regional trends in labour force participation : methodologies and key results

    01 January 2007

    Economic and Labour Market Paper 2007/1