Publications on Work-life balance
(Un)Employment and skills formation in Chile: An exploration of the effects of training in labour market transitions
24 March 2022
This paper analyses the effects of training on labour market transitions in Chile, using individual-level panel data. It finds that training reduces post-training unemployment, but also shows that the equalizing effects of the training policies are not fully leveraged.
Gender equality and women’s empowerment in the world of work in fragile, conflict and disaster settings
21 March 2022
The current state of research on the two-way linkages between productivity and well-being
17 March 2022
Interest in the topic of well-being has burgeoned in recent years as the weaknesses of gross domestic product (GDP) per capita as a proxy for well-being have become more apparent. At the same time, the global economy has experienced a productivity slowdown, with negative implications for the most important long-term source of sustainable gains in living standards. The objective of this report is to survey the current state of research on the two-way linkages between productivity and well-being in the context of these developments The report discusses measurement issues related to both productivity and well-being, reviews the literature on the channels running from productivity to well-being, and discusses the literature on the linkages running from well-being to productivity.
Costs and benefits of investing in transformative care policy packages: A macrosimulation study in 82 countries
09 March 2022
Care at work: Investing in care leave and services for a more gender equal world of work
07 March 2022
The report provides a global overview of national laws and practices regarding care policies, namely maternity protection, paternity, parental and other care-related leave policies, as well as childcare and long-term care services.
Crowdwork for young people: Risks and opportunities
21 February 2022
Healthy and Safe Telework
02 February 2022
This brief provides information about the health impact of telework and guidance on how to organize telework to protect and promote physical and mental health and social wellbeing of workers.
World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2022
17 January 2022
This ILO flagship report details the effects of the COVID-19 crisis on the world of work.
Towards a human-centred agenda: Human resource management in the BRICS countries in the face of global challenges
02 December 2021
This book examines novel evidence of human-centred human resources management (HRM) practices in five leading emerging economies, namely Brazil, the Russian Federation, India, China and South Africa.
World Social Protection Report 2020–22: Regional companion report for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region
30 November 2021
This regional companion report for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is intended to complement the ILO’s World Social Protection Report 2021–22. Social Protection at the Crossroads – in Pursuit of a Better Future. The regional companion report first gives a global perspective that is taken from the main report and outlines recent developments in social protection systems worldwide. It then highlights key developments, challenges and priorities for social protection in the MENA region.