Papers and Briefs

November 2015

  1. Publication

    Ageing and labour market implications for Lithuania

    11 November 2015

October 2015

  1. Publication

    Labour market reforms since the crisis: Drivers and consequences

    14 October 2015

August 2015

  1. Publication

    The Youth Guarantee programme in Europe: Features, implementation and challenges

    19 August 2015

February 2015

  1. Publication

    Are active labour market policies effective in activating and integrating low-skilled individuals? : An international comparison

    23 February 2015

November 2014

  1. Publication

    Development and employment in Latin America and the Caribbean: A look ahead

    12 November 2014

March 2014

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    An Accuracy Assessment of the Global Employment Trends’ Unemployment Rate Forecasts

    31 March 2014

July 2011

  1. International Labour Review, Vol. 150 (2011), No. 1–2

    Labour market transition, income inequality and economic growth in China

    18 July 2011

    After “opening up” in 1978, China followed a development strategy that has led to internal and external economic imbalances, especially since its labour market reform of the mid-1990s and the resulting surge in rural-to-urban migration. Low labour costs emerged as its main comparative advantage, but its over-reliance on exports for growth was starkly exposed by the global economic crisis of 2008. This, coupled with widening income disparities, could jeopardize the sustainability of China's growth unless it adjusts its reform and development strategies to promote income equality and domestic consumption. The Employment Contract Law in force since 2008 could signal institutional change in the right direction.

January 2001

  1. Publication

    Civil Society, NGOs, and Decent Work Policies: Sorting out the Issues

    01 January 2001

    Discussion papers by Lucio Baccaro