Resources for researchers
The ILO is the world’s major resource centre for information, analysis and guidance on the world of work. Research accompanies and reinforces all of the Organization’s practical activities, and the ILO is universally regarded as an authoritative source of statistical information.
Labour market statistics
Labour statistics include the size, structure, characteristics, outputs and contributions of the participants in the labour market and how these change over time.
Database of Conditions of Work and Employment Laws
The Database of Conditions of Work and Employment Laws provides a picture of the regulatory environment of working time, minimum wages and maternity protection in more than 100 countries around the world.
ILO Research Agenda
The purpose of the ILO Global Research Agenda is to identify policy approaches that help improve employment and social outcomes, support recovery from the global financial crisis and boost sustainable economic growth. It covers four main topics:
Labordoc: Database of publications on the world of work
Labordoc is the ILO Library's database. It provides an ever increasing number of links to online publications available on the Internet, with references and full text access to the world's literature on the world of work.
Thematic resource guides
Resource guides offer a useful starting point for labour-related research. They contain databases, links and other tools to help locate articles, books, reports and other research materials on relevant aspects of the world of work.