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  1. Beyond Macroeconomic Stability: Structural Transformation and Inclusive Development

    05 March 2014

    This thought-provoking volume goes beyond the narrow conceptualization of macroeconomic stability to explore the link between structural transformation and inclusive development. It examines three thematic pillars: the limits of conventional macroeconomics; the long-run agenda of structural transformation and the development of capabilities; and inequality and its macroeconomic consequences.

  2. Creative Labour Regulation: Indeterminacy and protection in an uncertain world

    29 January 2014

    Creative labour regulation is an interdisciplinary response to the central contemporary challenges to effective labour regulation. Drawing on contributions by leading experts from the Regulating for Decent Work Network, it offers new ideas for research and policy.

  3. Wage-led Growth: An equitable strategy for economic recovery

    28 January 2014

    This original and extensive study examines the causes and consequences associated with the falling wage share and rising inequality in income distribution, relating to both aggregate demand and labour productivity. It presents new empirical and econometric evidence regarding the economic causes and potential impact of changing income distribution.


  1. The Informal Economy and Decent Work: A policy resource guide supporting transitions to formality

    01 March 2014

    This practical policy resource brings together knowledge, policy innovations and good practices in addressing the informal economy and facilitating the transition to formality.

Flagship reports

  1. Global Employment Trends 2014: The risk of a jobless recovery
    January 2014

    The study offers the latest global and regional information and projections on several indicators of the labour market, including employment, unemployment, working poverty and vulnerable employment.

  1. World of Work Report 2013: Repairing the economic and social fabric
    May 2013

    Published annually by the International Institute for Labour Studies - the research arm of the ILO - the report presents a timely, in-depth discussion of work issues in a non-technical manner, based on new data and economic analysis and with full technical annexes.

  2. Global Wage Report 2012/13: Wages and Equitable Growth
    December 2012

    The report looks at differences in wages around the globe and how they have been influenced by the economic crisis, giving a unique picture of wage trends and relative purchasing power across the world and by region and providing policy recommendations.

  3. Social Protection Floor for a Fair and Inclusive Globalization
    October 2011

    Report of the Social Protection Floor Advisory Group chaired by Michelle Bachelet. In many ways the power of the social protection floor lies in its simplicity. The floor is based on the idea that everyone should enjoy at least basic income security sufficient to live ... 

Key resources

  1. Key indicators of the labour market (KILM)
    Seventh edition (includes CD-ROM)
    October 2011

    This valuable wide-ranging reference tool meets the ever-increasing demand for timely, accurate and accessible information on the rapidly changing world of work. The KILM offers the general user with instant and uncomplicated access to data and analysis on the world's labour markets.

  2. Regulating for Decent Work
    New directions in labour market regulation
    June 2011

    First in the series Advances in Labour Studies, this book is an international and interdisciplinary response to the neoliberal ideologies that have shaped labour market regulation in recent decades. It draws on contributions by leading experts across a range of disciplines, including economics, law, political science and industrial relations.

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See also


  1. Catalogue

    ILO Publications - Autumn 2013

    September 2013 Catalogue: English titles (update)

  2. Catalogue

    ILO Publications 2013 (Trilingual)
    June 2013

    Catalogue:  English, French and Spanish titles

  3. Catalogue

    ILO Publications - Fall 2012
    September 2012

    Catalogue: English titles (update)

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