Books and reports

September 2018

  1. Report

    Digital labour platforms and the future of work

    20 September 2018

    This report provides one of the first comparative studies of working conditions on five major micro-task platforms that operate globally.

July 2018

  1. Book

    Collective Agreements: Extending Labour Protection

    04 July 2018

    This volume examines the extension of collective agreements and its use as a policy tool to expand the coverage of labour protection, and shore up collective bargaining.

June 2018

  1. Report

    Care work and care jobs for the future of decent work

    28 June 2018

    This report takes a comprehensive look at unpaid and paid care work and its relationship with the changing world of work. A key focus is the persistent gender inequalities in households and the labour market, which are inextricably linked with care work.

May 2018

  1. Publication

    The impact of HIV and AIDS on the world of work: Global estimates

    24 May 2018

    Bringing together health data, in particular HIV prevalence data, with labour force, economic and demographic data, the report sets out social and economic impacts on workers and their households for 2005, 2010 and 2015, as well as projections for 2020.

  2. The Global Deal for Decent Work and Inclusive Growth Flagship Report 2018

    Building trust in a changing World of Work

    18 May 2018

    This first Flagship Report contributes to the “Global Deal for Decent Work and Inclusive Growth”, an initiative launched in 2016 by Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven as a concrete input to the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The objective consists in developing and harnessing the potential of social dialogue and sound industrial relations as instruments for promoting decent work and job quality in line with Sustainable Development Goal 8 on Decent Work and Economic Growth, and thereby fostering greater equality and more Inclusive Growth in line with Sustainable Development Goal 10 on Reduced Inequalities.

  3. Flagship report

    World Employment and Social Outlook 2018: Greening with jobs

    14 May 2018

    This edition examines environmental sustainability in the world of work. It focuses on how climate change and environmental degradation will impact the labour markets, affecting both the volume and quality of employment, and quantifies the shifts expected to take place within and between sectors.

April 2018

  1. Publication

    Women and men in the informal economy: A statistical picture. Third edition

    30 April 2018

    This publication provides for the first time comparable estimates on the size of the informal economy and a statistical profile of informality in all its diversity at the global and regional levels.

  2. Publication

    Reducing inequalities in Europe: How industrial relations and labour policies can close the gap

    15 April 2018

    This book examines the possible role of social dialogue and the social partners in reducing inequalities.

March 2018

  1. Book

    Industrial relations in emerging economies: The quest for inclusive development

    15 March 2018

    This work examines industrial and employment relations in the emerging economies of Brazil, China, India, South Africa and Turkey while assessing the contribution of industrial relations to inclusive development.

  2. Book

    Women’s ILO: Transnational networks, global labour standards and gender equity, 1919 to Present

    15 March 2018

    What is the place of women in global labour policies? This book gathers new research on a century of ILO engagement with women’s work.