Research Department Working Paper n°18
01 June 2017
This paper studies the relation between firms’ export and import status, and the quantity and types of employment they offer, using firm-level data from 47 African countries in 2006-14.
ILO What Works Research Brief No. 8
16 May 2017
As a number of emerging countries grapple with revenue constraints and weak growth, it is important to learn lessons from recent experience in this area, and to bear in mind that fiscal and employment goals can be achieved together.
Research Department Working Paper n°17
09 May 2017
This paper estimates the impact of inequality on growth, focusing on non-linearity and using top income share data that provides us with yearly observations over a long time period.
ILO What Works Research Brief No. 7
09 March 2017
The use of temporary employment allows enterprises to adjust their workforces to changing circumstances. However, an over-reliance on the use of temporary workers can lead to productivity challenges, both for individual firms and for the overall economy. Legislation governing the use of temporary contracts plays an important role in influencing firms’ decisions on how intensively to rely on temporary labour.
ILO What Works Research Brief No. 6
10 February 2017
In recent years, the global economy has been gravitating towards what could be considered ‘new normal’ lower levels of growth. The idea of persistently lower growth has become increasingly important as GDP growth rates continue to remain below expectations, and lower than the rates achieved in the pre-crisis period. Should this protracted period of lower growth prove to be structural rather than cyclical, an adjusted approach to reducing decent work deficits will be called for. Indeed, at current levels of growth, the capacity of the global economy to create a sufficient number of quality jobs and achieve the target of “full and productive employment and decent work for all”, as set out in Goal 8 of the Sustainable Development Agenda, may be compromised.
Research Department Working Paper n°16
10 January 2017
This paper investigates the evolutions of the supply chain in ICT manufacturing sector since 2000 and discusses the impact of these evolutions in terms of distribution of the value added across firms and across countries.
Research Department Working Paper n°13
02 November 2016
This paper explains the dynamics of job destruction and job creation in the context of technological change.
ILO What Works Research Brief No. 5
02 November 2016
An effective system of Employment Protection Legislation (EPL) must balance, among other things, the needs of workers for income and job security with employers’ need to adjust the workforce in an increasingly dynamic world of work. Indeed, rather than debating the benefits of more versus less EPL, more attention should be paid to the correct design of EPL, its interaction with other benefits, and its implementation and effective enforcement.
Research Department Working Paper n°15
04 July 2016
This paper uses firm level data to shed light on the relationship between finance and economic growth.
Research Department Working Paper n°14
23 June 2016
An analysis on the impact of recessions and booms on firm performance looking at 70,000 firms in over 100 countries between 1986 and 2014