International Labour Review

The International Labour Review (ILR) is a peer-reviewed multidisciplinary journal of international scope in labour and employment studies. Established in 1921 by decision of the ILO Governing Body, it is published quarterly in English, French and Spanish and administered by the ILO Research Department.

The ILR aims to advance academic research and inform policy debate and decision-making in all fields related to the world of work, such as economics, law, industrial relations, social policy, sociology and history, by publishing and bringing together the original thinking of academics and experts in those fields. It also features concise reports on current developments and reviews of recent major publications considered to be of particular interest to those working in these fields. Read more...

ILR centenary

The year 2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the ILR. To celebrate this milestone, throughout the year, the ILR will highlight its history and multidisciplinary contributions to academic research and policy debate at the global level. It will do so with an interactive timeline, exploring the people and events that have shaped the journal over the past 100 years, and a Centenary Collection. This will be composed of a dedicated article revisiting the ILR’s history and guest-edited Centenary Issues examining recurring and enduring themes of past ILR articles. The first of these virtual issues will be available soon.

Current issue

  1. Vol. 160 (2021), No. 1

    • Labour is not a commodity: The content and meaning of work, by Alain SUPIOT
    • The green factor: Unpacking green job growth, by Nick SOFRONIOU and Pauline ANDERSON
    • The performance effects of collective and individual bargaining: A comprehensive and granular analysis of the effects of different bargaining systems on company productivity, by Nils BRAAKMANN and Bernd BRANDL
    • The evaluation of workers by customers as a method of control and monitoring in firms: Digital reputation and the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, by Adrián TODOLÍ-SIGNES
    • Tasks, occupations and wages in OECD countries, by Tommaso AGASISTI, Geraint JOHNES and Marco PACCAGNELLA
    • Upskilling and distributional changes in the electronics global value chain, by Josep LLADÓS-MASLLORENS, Antoni MESEGUER-ARTOLA and Jordi VILASECA-REQUENA
    • Good jobs and bad jobs for Indonesia’s informal workers, by Christine ABLAZA, Mark WESTERN and Wojtek TOMASZEWSKI

The International Labour Review is a member of the International Association of Labour Law Journals.
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