24 November 2021
The present paper introduces a typology of labour provisions built on the foundation of a multi-faceted conceptual framework. This framework addresses commitments to labour obligations that protect, advance and enforce labour standards and workers’ rights, and related compliance with those obligations.
ILO Working paper 37
13 July 2021
This paper analyses the impact of non-preferential trade liberalization and exposure to globalization on “adequate earnings” in Mexico between 2003 and 2020, using data from the national labour force and manufacturing industries surveys. Trade liberalization and globalization contributed to a reduction in working poverty and low-wage workers.
ILO Working paper 36
29 June 2021
The study applies the framework of decent work indicators developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), in combination with input–output analysis, to explore selected links between international trade and certain indicators of decent work in two industries of Mexico’s manufacturing sector: automotive and textile.
ILO Working paper 13
The labour market impact of international trade: Methodological approaches for macro- and meso-level assessments
20 October 2020
The paper presents an analysis of methodological approaches commonly used for the empirical assessment of international trade on labour market outcomes at the macro and meso level. It explains how mixed-methods and the use of a broader set of indicators could improve the analysis of qualitative aspects of the labour market related to working conditions.
ILO Working paper 12
20 October 2020
This paper surveys the literature on the impact of international trade on firms and workers. It also discusses the challenges for future research and the need for developing new statistical indicators that better reflect the dimensions of decent work.