Publications on Wages

November 2008

  1. Publication

    Global Wage Report 2008/09: Minimum wages and collective bargaining: Towards policy coherence

    25 November 2008

    Global Wage Report 2008/09: Minimum wages and collective bargaining: Towards policy coherence

  2. Publication

    Global Wage Report 2008/09 Towards policy coherence: Minimum wages and collective bargaining

    20 November 2008

    The first in a new series of ILO reports focusing on wage developments, this volume reviews major trends in the level and distribution of wages around the world since 1995. It considers the effects of economic growth and globalization on wage trends, looking closely at the role of minimum wages and collective bargaining, and suggests ways to improve wage levels and to enable more equal distribution.

  3. Publication

    World of Work Report 2008 - Income inequalities in the age of financial globalization

    17 November 2008

    Income inequalities have been growing significantly within countries over the past two decades or so. This new report from the International Institute for Labour Studies presents a timely assessment of this issue, based on new data and economic analysis and with full technical annexes. It looks at the extent of this phenomenon and ...

October 2008

  1. Publication

    Globalization, Flexibilization and Working Conditions in Asia and the Pacific

    08 October 2008

    This unique study reviews employment conditions in Asia and the Pacific in the context of globalization and the increasing pressures towards flexibilization. It places a strong focus on the divergent experiences of individual workers regarding their employment conditions...

March 2008

  1. Publication

    Child labour wages and productivity: Results from demand-side surveys

    10 March 2008

    A new study from the ILO sets out to explore the possibility that, in some contexts at least, employers may actually have an economic incentive to hire children rather than adults. Demand side research on child labour is relatively underdeveloped while policies for combating child labour operate almost exclusively on the supply side of the market. Policies are designed to send children to school, not to work. This is important too. But the results of this study indicate that many children may be being pulled into the workforce due to incentives faced by employers. Data on wages and productivity of children and adults in two occupations in four countries - Ghana, India, the Philippines and Uganda - were gathered between 2004 and 2005. The results indicated that where demand-side incentives were a substantial driver for child labour, there was a case for specific demand-side policy to address them. The study discusses three approaches - participatory regulation, informal sector support and technical assistance. The study showed that systematic research on children's wages and productivity is possible and concluded that further research on demand-side incentives is essential if policies aimed at eliminating child labour are to be effective and appropriate.

February 2008

  1. Publication

    Yearbook of Labour Statistics, CD-ROM Multi-user - 2008

    22 February 2008

    Sources and Methods: Labour Statistics, Volumes 1-10 - Published annually

  2. Publication

    Occupational Wages and Hours of Work and Retail Food Prices - 2008

    22 February 2008

    Statistics from the ILO October Inquiry - Published annually

January 2008

  1. Publication

    Yearbook of Labour Statistics, CD-ROM Single-user - 2008

    14 January 2008

    Sources and Methods: Labour Statistics, Volumes 1-10 - Published annually

  2. Publication

    Occupational Wages and Hours of Work and Retail Food Prices, CD-ROM Multi-user - 2008

    14 January 2008

    Statistics from the ILO October Inquiry - Published annually

  3. Publication

    Occupational Wages and Hours of Work and Retail Food Prices, CD-ROM Single-user - 2008

    14 January 2008

    Statistics from the ILO October Inquiry - Published annually