Publications by title

E

  1. Education pays off, but you have to be patient

    06 January 2020

    The educational level of the world’s labour force is increasing, but it is not always easy for highly educated workers to find jobs matching their expectations. This new Spotlight on Work Statistics explores the advantages and disadvantages of having a tertiary degree in the labour market.

  2. Estimated rates of activity: Countries and territories of North America, Europe and Oceania (1950-90)

    01 October 1995

    In the course of preparing the fourth edition of Estimates and projections of the economically active population, the ILO Bureau of Statistics is now making estimates of activity rates by sex and age group and of distribution by sex for each sector of economic activity, for each country or territory in the world which had 200,000 inhabitants or more in 1990.

  3. Estimation of world and regional unemployment

    01 October 1999

    The purpose of the present paper is to describe a possible approach for obtaining world and regional estimates of these indicators. The methodology is applied here on a trial basis for obtaining 1995 unemployment estimates with distinction by sex and broad age group (youth and adult). The data should be considered as preliminary and subject to revision.

  4. Evolution of the economically active population from 1950 to 1995 and forecasts for the year 2010

    01 November 1996

    Estimates and projections, by sex and age group, of the economically active population, 1950-2010. Individual projections are presented for all countries and/or territories of the world which in 1990 had attained or exceeded the threshold of 200,000 inhabitants.

F

  1. From school to work

    16 December 2019

    Across the world today, there are more than 1.8 billion people between the ages of 15 and 29 – together comprising almost 20 per cent of the global population. Their situation in the labour market is tenuous and has captured the attention of the international community in recent years. Indeed, in 2018, young women and men were still three times more likely to be unemployed than adults and an estimated 21 per cent of the world’s youth were not in employment, education or training. Moreover, even when young people find jobs, they are often in precarious employment, characterised by low wages, uncertainty regarding hours and duration of contracts, and an absence of social security.

G

  1. Global and Regional Estimates of Consumer Price Inflation

    01 March 2006

    Presents global and regional estimates of consumer price inflation as produced by ILO Bureau of Statistics in collaboration with the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.

H

  1. Household production and income: some preliminary issues

    01 March 2000

    The present paper aims at contributing, for researchers on household income accounting, some of the experience acquired in the context of national accounting on the monetary valuation of households' non-market production. No attempt is made in this paper at analysing different concepts of household income.

I

  1. ILO LFS PIilot Studies - Cognitive interviewing tests: Methodology, process and outcomes

    04 May 2018

  2. ILO LFS Pilot Studies - Experimental fields tests: Methodology, process and outcomes

    04 May 2018

  3. ILO LFS Pilot Studies in follow up to the 19th ICLS: Background, objectives and methodology

    04 May 2018

  4. ILO Model question on volunteer work for Population and Housing Censuses (Version 1)

    05 December 2019

    This technical note has been prepared by the ILO Department of Statistics to support countries that wish to include measurement of volunteer work participation in their Population and Housing Census.

  5. ILO Projections of the Economically Active Population

    21 May 2013

    The International Labour Office (ILO) programme on estimates and projections of the economically active population (EPEAP) is part of a larger international effort on demographic estimates and projections to which several UN agencies contribute. Estimates and projections of the total population and its components by sex and age group are produced by the UN Population Division, and employed populations by the ILO, the agricultural population by FAO and the school attending population by UNESCO.

  6. ILO dissemination of international labour statistics on Internet

    01 January 2000

  7. ILO labour force participation rates for 10-14 years old versus UNESCO school enrolment ratios

    01 June 2000

    The purpose of this article is to evaluate the ILO data in relation to the UNSECO data on school enrolment for 44 countries for the year 1990. An earlier evaluation based on Child Labour Surveys in 6 countries (Cambodia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, and Turkey) showed suprisingly that except for one country (Philippines) the ILO labour force participation rates for the age group 10-14 years tended to be higher than the corresponding rates obtained from specialised national child labour surveys.

  8. ILO model questions on economic characteristics for Population Censuses (Version 1)

    23 October 2019

    This resource includes model question sequences suitable for inclusion in a census form to capture the UN recommended core and additional topics on economic activity, aligned with the latest standards adopted by the International Conference of Labour Statisticians (ICLS).

  9. ILO-Comparable annual employment and unemployment estimates

    01 October 2004

  10. ILOSTAT Microdata Processing Quick Guide. Principles and methods underlying the ILO’s processing of anonymized household survey microdata

    29 November 2018

  11. Improving Labour Statistics in Ukraine Through the Integration of Employment and Unemployment Data From Different Sources

    01 October 2001

    This paper attempts to compare and reconcile employment and unemployment data collected from different sources in Ukraine. Also, an alternative procedure to balancing is proposed – integration of data from different sources.

  12. Income from households’ non-SNA production: A review

    01 March 2000

    The objective is to introduce the reader to issues relating to households’ non-SNA production especially in connection with the analysis of the distribution of income and poverty.

  13. Incorporating gender issues in labour statistics

    01 February 1999

    Gender issues relate to the differences and similarities that exist between men and women in relation to their contributions, their conditions of work and life, and their needs, constraints and opportunities. In labour statistics, these aspects need to be reflected in definitions, measurement methods and presentation of results in order to improve the description of the labour market and provide a solid basis for promoting equality between men and women in the world of work.