Books and reports

November 2018

  1. Flagship report

    Global Wage Report 2018/19: What lies behind gender pay gaps

    26 November 2018

    This report examines the evolution of real wages around the world, giving a unique picture of wage trends globally and by region.

October 2018

  1. Executive summary

    Decent work in Portugal 2008–18: From crisis to recovery [Executive Summary]

    12 October 2018

  2. Report

    Decent work in Portugal 2008–18: From crisis to recovery

    12 October 2018

    This report reviews the country’s economic and labour market situation since 2008 and examines future prospects.

September 2018

  1. Publication

    Executive summary: 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.

  2. Report

    Digital labour platforms and the future of work: Towards decent work in the online world

    20 September 2018

    The report offers one of the first comparative studies of working conditions at five of the major, global, online micro-task platforms.

August 2018

  1. BRICS BRIEF SERIES - Gender Equality

    Decent Work and Economic Growth: Women’s Participation – Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value

    02 August 2018

    Paper prepared for the BRICS Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting (LEMM) 2–3 August 2018 with separate country briefs for Brazil, China, India, Russia, South Africa

  2. BRICS BRIEF SERIES -Youth Employment

    BRICS Summary: Youth Employment

    02 August 2018

    This brief contains separate analysis for each of the five BRIC countries: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa

  3. BRICS BRIEF SERIES - Social Dialogue and Industrial Relations

    Social Dialogue and Industrial Relations: Global Trends, Challenges and Opportunities

    02 August 2018

    Social dialogue is widely recognised as an important component of good governance of labour-related matters. It has key significance for the implementation of the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and its goals (SDGs) at the national level. It is linked, in particular, to Goal 16 that requires, among other things, the development of effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels and of responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decisionmaking.

  4. BRICS 2018 Issue Brief

    Moving towards a universal and sustainable social security system in the BRICS countries

    02 August 2018

    Brief prepared for the BRICS Labour and Employment Minister’s Meeting, Durban, South Africa, 2-3 August 2018

July 2018

  1. Evidence Brief

    HIV Stigma and Discrimination in the World of Work: Findings from the People Living with HIV Stigma Index

    26 July 2018

    Although access to effective HIV antiretroviral treatments has improved significantly – enabling people living with HIV to live long and productive lives including working and contributing to society in many different ways – people living with HIV continue to face discrimination in relation to work in terms of finding employment, keeping jobs and furthering career progression.

    This brief provides a snapshot of the prevalence of discrimination against people living with HIV in workplace settings: a practice that is evident across countries and regions.