News on wages

2008

  1. ILO launches new report on global wages, including impact of financial crisis

    21 November 2008

    The International Labour Office (ILO) is to launch a new study, entitled "Global Wage Report 2008/09: Minimum wages and collective bargaining: Towards policy coherence" on Tuesday 25 November that examines major trends in wages worldwide over the past decade, and provides a forecast of wage evolution in 2009 due to the global financial crisis.

  2. Global Wage Report 2008/09 Towards policy coherence: Minimum wages and collective bargaining

    20 November 2008

    The first in a new series of ILO reports focusing on wage developments, this volume reviews major trends in the level and distribution of wages around the world since 1995. It considers the effects of economic growth and globalization on wage trends, looking closely at the role of minimum wages and collective bargaining, and suggests ways to improve wage levels and to enable more equal distribution.

  3. Executive summary:World of Work Report 2008

    17 November 2008

    Income inequalities have been growing significantly within countries over the past two decades or so. This new report from the International Institute for Labour Studies presents a timely assessment of this issue, based on new data and economic analysis and with full technical annexes. It looks at the extent of this phenomenon and ...

  4. World of Work Report 2008 - Income inequalities in the age of financial globalization

    17 November 2008

    Income inequalities have been growing significantly within countries over the past two decades or so. This new report from the International Institute for Labour Studies presents a timely assessment of this issue, based on new data and economic analysis and with full technical annexes. It looks at the extent of this phenomenon and ...

  5. Revisiting the Minimum wage in the Enlarged EU: Addressing changes and challenges in the labour markets

    29 October 2008

    The minimum wage has returned to the core of the EU policy agenda. EU enlargement and increased migration flows for employment and better pay are one factor, but others include the significant rise in non-standard forms of employment, normally associated with lower wages, high proportions of low-paying jobs, rising insecurity and growing numbers of working poor. This week, an ILO–EC Conference in Brussels revisits the question of minimum wages in Europe and their influence on earnings and well-being of low paid workers and their families. ILO Online spoke with Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead from the ILO’s Conditions of Work and Employment Programme.

  6. Globalization, Flexibilization and Working Conditions in Asia and the Pacific

    08 October 2008

    This unique study reviews employment conditions in Asia and the Pacific in the context of globalization and the increasing pressures towards flexibilization. It places a strong focus on the divergent experiences of individual workers regarding their employment conditions...

  7. Executive summary:Globalization, Flexibilization and Working Conditions in Asia and the Pacific

    10 August 2008

  8. Promotional Flyer:Globalization, Flexibilization and Working Conditions in Asia and the Pacific

    10 August 2008

  9. Child labour wages and productivity: Results from demand-side surveys

    10 March 2008

    A new study from the ILO sets out to explore the possibility that, in some contexts at least, employers may actually have an economic incentive to hire children rather than adults. Demand side research on child labour is relatively underdeveloped while policies for combating child labour operate almost exclusively on the supply side of the market. Policies are designed to send children to school, not to work. This is important too. But the results of this study indicate that many children may be being pulled into the workforce due to incentives faced by employers. Data on wages and productivity of children and adults in two occupations in four countries - Ghana, India, the Philippines and Uganda - were gathered between 2004 and 2005. The results indicated that where demand-side incentives were a substantial driver for child labour, there was a case for specific demand-side policy to address them. The study discusses three approaches - participatory regulation, informal sector support and technical assistance. The study showed that systematic research on children's wages and productivity is possible and concluded that further research on demand-side incentives is essential if policies aimed at eliminating child labour are to be effective and appropriate.

  10. Yearbook of Labour Statistics, CD-ROM Multi-user - 2008

    22 February 2008

    Sources and Methods: Labour Statistics, Volumes 1-10 - Published annually