Publications on Equality and discrimination

November 2003

  1. Working paper

    Pay equity, minimum wage and equality at work

    01 November 2003

    Professor Jill Rubery was commissioned by the ILO to write this Working Paper, as an input for the preparation of the 2003 Global Report on the elimination of discrimination in the world of work2. The establishment of a floor to the wage structure is of paramount importance to groups of workers discriminated on grounds such as sex, ethnicity, national origin, age and disability, as these groups are disproportionately represented at the bottom of the occupational hierarchy. By identifying the role that minimum wages can play in reducing gender discrimination in pay, Jill Rubery’s paper contributes to our understanding of the forms of labour market processes compatible with the promotion of non-discrimination, equality and decent work.

May 2003

  1. Publication

    Social Finance Working Paper #35: Property rights and collateral

    01 May 2003

    How gender makes a difference

April 2003

  1. Publication

    Fundamental rights at work and international labour standards

    29 April 2003

    Offers a detailed description of the relevant Conventions and their principles, along with specific problems encountered in their application at national level.

  2. Publication

    Time for equality at work. Global report under the follow-up to the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. Report of the Director-General, 2003

    03 April 2003

    The ILO’s most comprehensive study to date on discrimination, this timely report argues that the benefits of eliminating discrimination in the workplace transcend the individual and extend to the economy and to society as a whole. While the most blatant forms of discrimination at work have faded, the report reveals that many remain a persistent and daily part of the workplace or are taking on new, more subtle forms that are cause for growing concern

January 2003

  1. Publication

    Socio-Economic impact of HIV/AIDS on people living with HIV/AIDS and their families

    01 January 2003

    The study ‘Socio-economic impact of HIV/AIDS on people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) and their families’ was undertaken with the following objectives: (a) To document the overall experiences of PLWHA and their families ever since the discovery of their HIV+ status. (Stigma faced, impact on employment status, family income and expenditure, availability of care and support services, etc.) (b) To understand the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and children.

May 2002

  1. Publication

    Using the ILO Code of Practice and training manual - Guidelines for trade unions

    01 May 2002

January 2002

  1. Publication

    Standards for the XXIst Century: Social Security

    01 January 2002

    Describes the characteristics of the ILO’s social security standards, highlighting their universality and flexibility and their common principles. Examines the protection afforded in each of the nine branches of social security and considers the treatment of migrant workers.

  2. Publication

    The Effects of Wealth and Gender Inequality on Economic Growth: A Survey of recent Empirical Studies - IILS Working Paper No. 136, 2002

    01 January 2002

November 2000

  1. Publication

    Documenting discrimination against migrant workers in the labour market: A comparative study of four European countries

    20 November 2000

    Documents the occurrence of unlawful discrimination against migrants and ethnic minorities at the point of access to employment in Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and Spain.

October 2000

  1. Publication

    Employment and social investment funds in Latin America

    01 October 2000

    Socio-Economic Technical Papers (SETP) No. 7