Working papers

2020

  1. Working Paper

    The regulation of collective dismissals: Economic rationale and legal practice

    19 May 2020

    This paper offers a legal and an economic analysis of collective dismissals procedures. First, it explains the economic rationale for having collective dismissal procedures in place, in light of the fact that labour markets are not perfect. Second, it overviews the international labour standards pertaining to collective dismissals for economic reasons. Third, using information for 132 countries, it reviews and compares legal practices of collective dismissals throughout the world in the light of the international labour standards. The paper shows that the statutory regulations of collective dismissals are in fact very different from regulations of individual dismissals, not only in the types of the legal procedures that they contain, but also in their economic objectives. The paper also discusses the caveats of making cross-country comparisons of the degree of worker protection, and of the costs to employers, provided by these regulations.

  2. Working paper

    Digital manufacturing revolutions as political projects and hypes: evidences from the auto sector

    27 April 2020

    The article analyses the evolution of automotive manufacturing technologies and organisations and assesses the impact of “fourth industrial revolution” concepts and policies (in Germany, US and Chi­na) in particular for employment and work.

  3. Working paper

    Environmental integrity and doing business in Zimbabwe: Challenges and engagement of sustainable enterprises

    01 April 2020

    The objective of this paper is to explore the views of different groups of the business community, including workers, managers and owners of the formal as well as of the informal economy, on how environmental integrity is being pursued in Zimbabwe. Both quantitative and qualitative/interpretative methods have been applied. The paper concludes suggesting actions that the private sector can adopt to improve the existing situation and further strengthen its engagement towards environmental integrity in the country.

  4. Publication

    Women and aviation: Quality jobs, attraction and retention

    31 March 2020

    The paper includes information on some of the current issues faced by women in civil aviation.

  5. Governance and Tripartism Department

    Report on Review of Malaysia’s Labour Dispute Resolution System

    30 March 2020

    This report analyses Malaysia’s labour dispute resolution system, highlighting the interactions between different institutions, their actors, and their regulatory frameworks; and identifies areas for legislative and institutional reform.

  6. ILO/Sida Partnership on Employment Working Paper No. 4

    Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and employment policies in the Philippines

    23 March 2020

  7. Publication

    "System needs update":Upgrading protection against cyberbullying and ICT-enabled violence and harassment in the world of work

    13 February 2020

    The term ‘cyberbullying’ has been used to describe aggressive conducts carried out through information and communication technologies (ICT), and can involve picture/video clips, emails, or social network sites, among others.

  8. STRENGTHEN Publication Series

    Employment Impact Assessments: Integrating the informal sector into social accounting matrices and computable general equilibrium models

    31 January 2020

    STRENGTHEN Publication Series Working Paper No. 6

  9. Research Department Working Paper n°53

    Gender inequality and old-age income security: The case of Mexico

    21 January 2020

  10. EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 253

    Youth transitions and lifetime trajectory

    17 January 2020