Publications on Employment Security

  1. Publication

    8th European Regional Meeting - Facts on flexicurity

    09 February 2009

    Policymakers all over Europe are facing the crucial challenge of regulating a rapidly evolving labour market in the context of the globalized economy. Will they listen to calls made for greater flexibility or can they place their trust in a “flexicurity” model: new ways of balancing flexibility and security in relation to employment, income and social protection?

  2. Publication

    No vacuum: Cleaning up cleaning contracts

    01 April 2008

    A hidden army of workers is at work each day cleaning the world’s office blocks. Many office staff never meet the people who empty their garbage and dust their desks, for cleaning contracts often specify that the work is to be undertaken out of normal work time, in the early morning or evening periods. Yet cleaners are an essential part of modern office life. Andrew Bibby reports.

  3. Publication

    From corporate-centred security to flexicurity in Japan

    15 March 2008

    Employment Working Paper No. 17

  4. Publication

    Are there optimal global configurations of labour market flexibility and security? : Tackling the "flexicurity" oxymoron

    25 February 2008

    Employment Working Paper No. 15

  5. Publication

    Key indicators of the labour market (Fifth edition) with interactive CD-ROM (Trilingual English/French/Spanish)

    04 February 2008

    KILM provides a valuable, wide-ranging reference tool to meet the ever-increasing demand for timely, accurate and accessible information on the rapidly changing world of work. It includes all the basic statistics used to calculate 20 key labour market indicators allowing researchers to compare and contrast between economies and within regions across time. The fifth edition of the KILM also includes interactive software which makes searching for relevant information quick and simple.

  6. Publication

    Temporary Contract Labour in the Gulf States: Perspectives from two countries of origin

    24 January 2008

    A summary paper based on studies commissioned by the International Labour Office for the Gulf Forum on Temporary Contractual Labour

  7. Publication

    Offshoring and employment in the developing world : the case of Costa Rica

    07 January 2008

    Employment Working Paper No. 4

  8. Publication

    Subcontracting in electronics: From contract manufacturers to providers of Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS)

    01 April 2007

    Working paper 249

  9. Publication

    Economic security for a better world

    26 February 2007

    In all regions of the world, the seven forms of labour-related security (defined in the book) have been affected by globalisation and the policies steering it.

  10. Publication

    Flexicurity: A relevant approach in Central and Eastern Europe

    25 January 2007

    This book argues, with case studies contributed by outstanding national experts, that the flexicurity approach is the most relevant for Central and Eastern European countries and suggests appropriate reforms of economic policy, institutional framework of the labour market, labour market policy and education and social policies in this region.