ILO Working paper 65
31 May 2022
This paper analyses employment transitions and workers’ skills in Brazil between 2003 to 2018, developing a novel procedure to derive a measure of occupational distance and internationally comparable skill measures from occupations’ task descriptions. Against a number of outcomes, workers using non-routine cognitive skills are found to perform better, while routine and non-routine manual workers are worse off in the labour market. Overall, there have been signs of routine-biased technological change and employment polarization since the 2014 Brazilian economic crisis.
ILO Working paper 64
31 May 2022
In the absence of adequate social security for migrant workers, the recession induced by the COVID-19 pandemic forced the mass return of millions of circular migrants who were supported by their rural households of largely left-behind women. In addition, the recession rendered destitute small traders and operators of microenterprises, and reduced the incomes of small-scale farmers.
ILO Working paper 62
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.
ILO Working paper 61
05 May 2022
The study is an analysis of the experience of key workers in Ghana during the COVID-19 pandemic. It finds that although the pandemic reshaped the work environment, workers’ concerns regarding the future were not tied directly to concerns about COVID-19, but rather to larger concerns about working conditions and income security that existed prior to the crisis.
ILO Working paper 60
25 April 2022
We study the impact of mobile internet rollout on Rwanda’s labour market. Areas with higher mobile internet coverage experience an increase in employment opportunities, especially towards high skilled and high-value-added activities.
ILO Working paper 59
27 April 2022
The new European Union macroeconomic activism and lessons for future reform.
ILO working paper 58
20 April 2022
ILO Working paper 57
(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.
ILO Working paper 56
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.
ILO Working paper 55
Costs and benefits of investing in transformative care policy packages: A macrosimulation study in 82 countries
09 March 2022