International Labour Review

The International Labour Review is a peer-reviewed multidisciplinary journal of international scope in labour and employment studies. Established in 1921 by decision of the ILO Governing Body, it is published quarterly in English, French and Spanish and administered by the ILO Research Department.

The ILR aims to advance academic research and inform policy debate and decision-making in all fields related to the world of work, such as economics, law, industrial relations, social policy, sociology and history, by publishing and bringing together the original thinking of academics and experts in those fields. It also features concise reports on current developments and reviews of recent major publications considered to be of particular interest to those working in these fields. Read more...

Current issue

  1. Vol. 160 (2021), No. 1

    • Labour is not a commodity: The content and meaning of work, by Alain SUPIOT
    • The green factor: Unpacking green job growth, by Nick SOFRONIOU and Pauline ANDERSON
    • The performance effects of collective and individual bargaining: A comprehensive and granular analysis of the effects of different bargaining systems on company productivity, by Nils BRAAKMANN and Bernd BRANDL
    • The evaluation of workers by customers as a method of control and monitoring in firms: Digital reputation and the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, by Adrián TODOLÍ-SIGNES
    • Tasks, occupations and wages in OECD countries, by Tommaso AGASISTI, Geraint JOHNES and Marco PACCAGNELLA
    • Upskilling and distributional changes in the electronics global value chain, by Josep LLADÓS-MASLLORENS, Antoni MESEGUER-ARTOLA and Jordi VILASECA-REQUENA
    • Good jobs and bad jobs for Indonesia’s informal workers, by Christine ABLAZA, Mark WESTERN and Wojtek TOMASZEWSKI

ILR centenary

In 2021, the ILR will celebrate its centenary. Check back regularly for updates, events and special issues to mark this important anniversary.
The International Labour Review is a member of the International Association of Labour Law Journals.
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