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Occupational health and safety and the poorest
F. Lund; A. Marriot / Women in Informal Employment Globalizing and Organizing 2011
This report addresses the role of employment in efforts to reduce poverty in the context of increased globalisation and its impacts on labour markets. Worldwide, countries are experiencing a decline of jobs with secure and lasting con...
The informal economy and decent work: a policy resource guide supporting transitions to formality
International Labour Organization 2013
This is a policy resource guide developed to build the capacities of ILO constituents in approaches that facilitate transitions to formality. Previous work has shown that the move out of informality requires approaches that are target...
Spotlight on publications: labour market policies in Latin America
Evidence and Lessons from Latin America 2013
The publications presented in this Spotlight represent some of the key resources dealing with issues related to labour market policies in Latin America. The selected publications focus on the following topics: Gender and Labour; Impac...
A cautionary note on the interpretation of unit labor costs as an indicator of competitiveness, with reference to the Philippines
Felipe J. / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2010
This note shows that unit labor costs, the most widely used measure of competitiveness, are equivalent to the labor share in output multiplied by a price-adjustment factor. This has three main implications. First, unit labor co...
Interventions to Improve the labour market situation of adults with physical and/or sensory disabilities in low- and middle-income countries: a Systematic Review
The Campbell Collaboration 2015
Disability is a development issue, with widespread poverty, inequality and violation of human rights. Recent estimates suggest that more than one billion people are living with some form of disability. Persons with disabilities are ov...
Minors not miners: hazardous child labour, with a focus on gold mining in Burkina Faso
KidsRights Foundation 2014
An estimated 115 million children from 5 to 17 years old work in hazardous conditions across the world. The ILO estimates that some 22,000 children are killed at work every year. Those who survive can develop health problems later in ...
Behind closed doors: child domestic labour, with a focus on the Kamlari system in Nepal
KidsRights Foundation 2014
In 2000, Nepal abolished the Kamaiya system of bonded agricultural labour, where families of the low-status Tharu tribe would be put to work to pay the never-ending interest on historical debts. After the abolition of the Kamaiya syst...
Not so sweet, hazardous child labour, with a focus on cocoa plantations in Ivory Coast
KidsRights Foundation 2014
Ivory Coast now accounts for 35% of the world’s cocoa production. Around 900,000 farmers grow the bean, and 3.5 million people depend on it for their livelihoods. The most recent data shows that an estimated 819,921 children wor...
Tainted carpets: slavery and child labor in India's hand-made carpet sector
S. Kara / Fran├žois-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights 2014
The issue of child labour in India’s hand-made carpet sector has received extensive attention since the early 1990s. This is in large part due to the fact that India is the largest exporter of hand-made carpets in the world. Num...
Technology at work: the future of innovation and employment
C.B. Frey; M.A. Osborne / Oxford Martin Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology 2015
The 21st century has already brought remarkable technological achievements. The leading corporations of the digital age — including YouTube, Facebook and eBay — barely existed only a decade ago. The Human Genome Project wa...
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Occupational health and safety and the poorest
F. Lund; A. Marriot / Women in Informal Employment Globalizing and Organizing 2011
This report addresses the role of employment in efforts to reduce poverty in the context of increased globalisation and its impacts on labour markets. Worldwide, countries are experiencing a decline of jobs with secure and lasting con...
The informal economy and decent work: a policy resource guide supporting transitions to formality
International Labour Organization 2013
This is a policy resource guide developed to build the capacities of ILO constituents in approaches that facilitate transitions to formality. Previous work has shown that the move out of informality requires approaches that are target...
Spotlight on publications: labour market policies in Latin America
Evidence and Lessons from Latin America 2013
The publications presented in this Spotlight represent some of the key resources dealing with issues related to labour market policies in Latin America. The selected publications focus on the following topics: Gender and Labour; Impac...
A cautionary note on the interpretation of unit labor costs as an indicator of competitiveness, with reference to the Philippines
Felipe J. / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2010
This note shows that unit labor costs, the most widely used measure of competitiveness, are equivalent to the labor share in output multiplied by a price-adjustment factor. This has three main implications. First, unit labor co...
Interventions to Improve the labour market situation of adults with physical and/or sensory disabilities in low- and middle-income countries: a Systematic Review
The Campbell Collaboration 2015
Disability is a development issue, with widespread poverty, inequality and violation of human rights. Recent estimates suggest that more than one billion people are living with some form of disability. Persons with disabilities are ov...
Minors not miners: hazardous child labour, with a focus on gold mining in Burkina Faso
KidsRights Foundation 2014
An estimated 115 million children from 5 to 17 years old work in hazardous conditions across the world. The ILO estimates that some 22,000 children are killed at work every year. Those who survive can develop health problems later in ...
Behind closed doors: child domestic labour, with a focus on the Kamlari system in Nepal
KidsRights Foundation 2014
In 2000, Nepal abolished the Kamaiya system of bonded agricultural labour, where families of the low-status Tharu tribe would be put to work to pay the never-ending interest on historical debts. After the abolition of the Kamaiya syst...
Not so sweet, hazardous child labour, with a focus on cocoa plantations in Ivory Coast
KidsRights Foundation 2014
Ivory Coast now accounts for 35% of the world’s cocoa production. Around 900,000 farmers grow the bean, and 3.5 million people depend on it for their livelihoods. The most recent data shows that an estimated 819,921 children wor...
Tainted carpets: slavery and child labor in India's hand-made carpet sector
S. Kara / Fran├žois-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights 2014
The issue of child labour in India’s hand-made carpet sector has received extensive attention since the early 1990s. This is in large part due to the fact that India is the largest exporter of hand-made carpets in the world. Num...
Technology at work: the future of innovation and employment
C.B. Frey; M.A. Osborne / Oxford Martin Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology 2015
The 21st century has already brought remarkable technological achievements. The leading corporations of the digital age — including YouTube, Facebook and eBay — barely existed only a decade ago. The Human Genome Project wa...
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Sloan Center on Aging and Work, Boston College
The Sloan Center on Aging & Work at Boston College promotes quality of employment as an imperative for the 21st century multi-generational workforce. The Centre's research agenda includes The Boston College National Study of Business Strategy and Workforce Development The Study of Health Insurance Costs and the Employment of Older Workers...
International Labour Organisation - Regional Office for Arab States, Beirut (ILO, Beirut)
The ILO Regional Office for Arab States works to enhance national capacities of Arab States and strengthen social dialogue, in order to enable independent employers' and workers' organizations to participate with governments to come up with solutions to economic and social problems. The Regional Office in Beirut was reopened in 1994 after a 23-year absence due to security consideratio...
SwedWatch (SwedWatch)
SwedWatch is a non-governmental organisation that writes reports on Swedish business relations with developing countries. They write about different sectors, focusing on environmental and social concerns. SwedWatch consists of five member organisations: The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation, Church of Sweden Aid, Education for Aid Activities, Friends of the Earth Sweden and Fair Trade C...
ISEAL Alliance
The International Social and Environmental Accreditation and Labelling Alliance (ISEAL) is an association of leading voluntary international standard-setting and conformity assessment organisations that focus on social and environmental issues. ISEAL members represent standards and conformity assessment systems in sectors ranging from forestry and agriculture to fisheries, manufactu...
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