1. Statistical aspects of minimum wage determination

    01 June 1997

    Outlines the types and sources of statistical data which are likely to be required when setting and reviewing minimum wages in a country. The statistical requirements of wage setting may assist and guide other countries in developing their statistical systems for the same purpose.

  2. A programme of wages statistics for the Caribbean

    01 March 1997

  3. Statistical pattern analysis and its procedure

    01 January 1997

    The "Statistical Pattern Analysis" (SPA) using a computer system is perhaps one of the simplest and most useful methods for statistical analysis in the case of integrated use of several indices. In this paper, two types of SPA are presented: firstly, an integrated observation method for several kinds of statistical data in the form of cross-table; and secondly, an analysis method for large scale data in the form of data matrices.


  1. Recommendations of the Joint ILO/Czech Statistical Office Meeting on the statistical treatment of persons on extended types of leave in respect to the international definitions of employment and unemployment (Prague, 15-17 November 1995)

    01 December 1996

  2. Evolution of the economically active population from 1950 to 1995 and forecasts for the year 2010

    01 November 1996

    Estimates and projections, by sex and age group, of the economically active population, 1950-2010. Individual projections are presented for all countries and/or territories of the world which in 1990 had attained or exceeded the threshold of 200,000 inhabitants.

  3. Uses and analysis of the ILO October Inquiry data on occupational wages and hours of work

    01 October 1996

    The purpose of this article is to describe and explain the various types of data provided by countries, and discuss how they might be used in analysis, in particular, for comparing occupational wage rates and earnings. The issues chosen for illustration do not cover all the possible uses to which the October Inquiry data can be put, but concentrate on the issues that are the most important and the most frequently raised.

  4. Labour accounts, core of the statistical system on labour

    01 June 1996

    This article reflects some of the main issues dealt with in a thesis on labour accounts, a part of the statistical system of labour. The thesis, successfully defended at the University of Amsterdam by the authors of this article, has been published in English by Statistics Netherlands.

  5. Statistics on international migration: A review of sources and methodological issues

    01 January 1996

    The present report complements a manual which aims at strengthening national capacity in generating relevant and more meaningful data on international migration required for policy formulation.


  1. Estimated rates of activity: Countries and territories of North America, Europe and Oceania (1950-90)

    01 October 1995

    In the course of preparing the fourth edition of Estimates and projections of the economically active population, the ILO Bureau of Statistics is now making estimates of activity rates by sex and age group and of distribution by sex for each sector of economic activity, for each country or territory in the world which had 200,000 inhabitants or more in 1990.

  2. Constructing a map of the world of work: How to develop the structure and contents of a national standard classification of occupations

    01 July 1995

    This Working Paper presents practical guidelines for those who want to develop a National Standard Classification of Occupations (NSCO) with definitions and descriptions of the component groups.