Publications on Work-life balance

  1. Towards more effective labour protection for all workers and increased resilience of the economy

    20 May 2022

    This paper prepared by the International Labour Organization (ILO) together with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) for the 2nd G20 Employment Working Group meeting addresses the need to adapt and revise labour protection measures to match the increasing diversity of working arrangements. The COVID-19 pandemic has further highlighted the importance of inclusive labour protection for the resilience of workers, their families, and business sustainability. To reduce inequalities and across workers and to strengthen their resilience in the face of new crises, labour protection needs to be inclusive, adequate and effective. This involves strengthening and extending existing forms of labour protection, while also exploring new forms of protection, and improving their implementation through more effective compliance strategies.

  2. Protection of workers’ personal data: General principles

    05 May 2022

    This working paper gives an overview of legal standards related to personal data protection. It explores trends, principles and good practices and brings them in relation to the world of work.

  3. (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.

  4. Gender equality and women’s empowerment in the world of work in fragile, conflict and disaster settings

    21 March 2022

  5. 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.

  6. Costs and benefits of investing in transformative care policy packages: A macrosimulation study in 82 countries

    09 March 2022

  7. 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.

  8. Crowdwork for young people: Risks and opportunities

    21 February 2022

  9. 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.

  10. 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.