International Labour Review

The International Labour Review (ILR) 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...

ILR centenary

The year 2021 marked the 100th anniversary of the ILR. To celebrate this milestone, the ILR launched various initiatives to highlight its history and multidisciplinary contributions to academic research and policy debate at the global level. These initiatives include an interactive timeline, exploring the people and events that have shaped the journal over the past 100 years, and the publication of a Centenary Collection. This is composed of a dedicated article revisiting the ILR’s history and guest-edited Centenary Issues examining recurring and enduring themes of past ILR articles. 

ILR Centenary Issues

Current issue

  1. Vol. 162 (2023), No. 4

    • Getting out or switching to part-time: Gender disparities in the impacts of corporate restructuring, by Anne LAMBERT, Delphine REMILLON and Mariona SEGU
    • Diverging labour market trajectories of Australian graduates from advantaged and disadvantaged social backgrounds: A longitudinal analysis of population-wide linked administrative data, by Tomasz ZAJĄC, Wojtek TOMASZEWSKI, Francisco PERALES and Ning XIANG
    • Obstacles to labour market participation among Arab Palestinian women in Israel, by Sami H. MIAARI, Nabil KHATTAB and Maha SABBAH-KARKABI
    • Do unions provide employment protection in times of economic crisis? A natural experiment of COVID-19, by Woo-Yung KIM
    • Leveraging transparency to shift capital–labour relations in garment sector production: A critical analysis of the design and structure of the Bangladesh Accord, by Jenny COLLINS and Julian S. YATES
    • Information and avoidance behaviour: The effect of air pollution disclosure on labour supply in China, by Yu SHEN and Wenkai SUN
    • International labour migration, farmland fallowing, livelihood diversification and technology adoption in Nepal, by Apsara KARKI NEPAL, Mani NEPAL and Randall BLUFFSTONE

The International Labour Review is a member of the International Association of Labour Law Journals.
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