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Celia Drummond is former editorial assistant at The Broker.
Table 1. International organizations and institutional reports

Title

Author/Institution

Year

Global Employment Trends 2014. Risk of a jobless recovery?

International Labour Organization

2014

Global Employment Trends 2013: Recovering from a second jobs dip

International Labour Organization

2013

Understanding the Relationship between Economic Growth, Employment

and Poverty Reduction (pdf)

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

2009

Global Employment Trends for Youth 2013. Informal, poorly paid and unemployed: The reality of work for most youth in developing countries.

International Labour Organization

2013

Vulnerable employment and poverty on the rise, Interview with International Labour Organization chief of Employment Trends Unit

International Labour Organization

2010

World of Work Report 2008 – Income inequalities in the age of financial globalization

International Labour Organization

2008

Global Wage Report 2012-13: Wages and Equitable Growth

International Labour Organization

2013

World Development Report 2013: Jobs

World Bank

2012

Employment Outlook 2013

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

2013

Better Life Index. Jobs

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

2013

Global Development Debate: Jobs and Opportunities for All

World Bank Institute

2011

Institutions, Governance and Policy Space: Redesigning the International Economic Architecture for Development

United Nations Research Institute for Social Development

2013

The Labour Markets of Emerging Economies: Has growth translated into more and better jobs?

International Labour Organization: Sandrine Cazes and Sher Verick (eds.)

2013

Policy Priorities for International Trade and Jobs

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

2013

Trade growth and jobs (pdf)

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

2013

Informal is Normal? Towards more and better jobs in developing countries

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

2009

Informality and Informal Employment (pdf)

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development: Huitfeldt, Jütting and Jütting (eds.)

2009

The Role of Employment and Labour Markets in the Fight against Poverty

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development: Ernst & Berg (eds.)

2009

Job Quality – It’s not just about having a job

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

2013

Don’t waste the crisis: Critical perspectives for a new economic model

International Labour Organization

2010

Rural Labour Statistics

International Labour Organization

2013

AfDB Economic Brief

African Development Bank

Connecting to Work: How information and communication technologies could help expand employment opportunities

The World Bank ICT

Sector Unit

2013

Labor Markets in Developing Countries Remain Resilient amidst Declining Growth

World Bank

2013

Meeting the challenge of precarious work: A workers ’ agenda (pdf)

International Labour Organization / International Journal of Labour Research

2013

Panorama Social de América Latina 2012 (pdf)

United Nations and United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

2012

Perspectivas económicas de América Latina 2014. Logística y competitividad para el desarrollo (pdf).

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, Development Bank of Latin America

2013

Structural Change & Employment in a Globalizing World: Creating Jobs for all? (pdf).

United Nations Development Programme: Angela Lusigi (ed.)

2013

Trade and Employment: From Myths to Facts

International labour Organization

2013

Green jobs: towards decent work in a sustainable low-carbon world

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

2008

Growth and Employment in the Post-2015 Agenda: Messages from a global consultation.

United Nations Development Group

2013

The least developed countries report 2013. Growth with employment for inclusive and sustainable development. Overview

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

2013

Working Time Around the World. Trends in working hours, laws and policies in a global comparative perspective (pdf).

International Labor Office: Lee, Sangheon, Deirdre McCann and Jon C. Messenger (eds.)

2007

From Precarious Work to Decent Work: outcome document to the workers’ symposium on policies and regulations to combat precarious employment (pdf)

International Labour Organization

2012

Employment and Economic class in the Developing world (pdf)

International Labour Organization: Kapsos, Steven and Evangelia Bourmpoula

2013

World Economic Outlook. Transitions and tensions

International Monetary Fund

2013

Youth and Labour Markets in Africa. A critical review of literature (pdf)

Agence Française de Développement Cling, Gubert, Nordman, Robilliard

2007

Globalization and informal jobs in developing countries, A joint study of the International Labour Office and the Secretariat of the World Trade Organization (pdf)

International Labour Office and the Secretariat of the World Trade Organization: Bacchetta, Marc, Ekkehard Ernst, Juana P. Bustamante

2009

Private Sector Solutions for Development: Job Creation

International Finance Corporation

2013

Jobs for Growth and Growth for Jobs

World Economic Forum

2013

Africa at work: Job creation and inclusive growth

McKinsey Global Institute

2012

The world at work: Jobs, pay, and skills for 3.5 billion people

McKinsey Global Institute

2012

African Economic Outlook 2012 SPECIAL THEME: Promoting Youth Employment

African Economic Outlook

2012

The end of an era: What comes after financialization and what will be the consequences for labour? in Don’t Waste the Crisis, Critical Perspectives for a New Economic Model. pdf

International Labour Organization: Ernst, Ekkehard

2010

Africa at work: Job creation and inclusive growth

McKinsey Global Institute: Fine, D., van Wamelen, A., et al

2012

Table 2. Research papers

Title

Author/Institution

Year

Global Labour Column

Corporate Strategy and Industrial Development (CSID) research programme at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

2009-2013

How Has The Globalization of Labor Affected the Labor Income Share in Advanced Countries

Jaumotte, F. and I. Tytell

2007

Demographic shifts transform the global workforce

C. Buck Luce (EY)

2011

Capital’s Grabbing Hand? A Cross-Country/Cross-Industry Analysis of the Decline of the Labour Share

Bessanini, A. and T. Manfredi

2012

Capital Account Openness’ and the Labour Share Income, Cambridge Journal of Economics, vol. 31, n.3 , 423-443

Jayadev, A

2007

The declining Labor Share of Income (pdf), Human development Reports Research paper 2010/36, New York, UNDP

Rodriguez and Jayadev

2010

How the New Poverty Agenda Neglected Social and Employment Policies in Africa

Journal of Human Development and Capabilities: A Multi-Disciplinary Journal for People-Centered Development, 11:1, pp. 37 – 55

Mkandawire, T.

2010

Employability of Offshore Service Workers in the Philippines: opportunities for upward labour mobility or dead-end jobs? In: Work, Employment and Society, Vol. 27 (5), pp. 823-841

Beerepoot, N. and M. Hendriks

2013

The Concept of Employability (pdf), : Urban Studies, Vol. 42 (2), pp. 197-219

McQuaid, R. and C. Lindsay

2005

Labour and the Challenges of Globalization: What Prospects for Transnational Solidarity?

Bieler, A.

2008

Moving from Precarious Employment to Decent Work

Evans, J. and E. Gibb

2009

La précarité est aujourd’hui partout

Bourdieu, P.

1997

European Labour. Political and Ideological Crisis in an Increasingly More Authoritarian European Union

Wahl, Asbjørn

2014

The Labor Share Question in China

Qi, Hao

2014

Understanding the Relationship between Economic Growth, Employment and Poverty Reduction (pdf)

Hull, Katy

2009

A ‘Marshall Plan’ for Africa’s employment challenge

Elumelu, Tony O.

2014

Innovation and Employment The Oxford Handbook of Innovation. Ed. Fagerberg, J., D. Mowery and R. Nelson

Pianta, Mario

2009

RISING WAGES: HAS CHINA LOST ITS GLOBAL LABOR ADVANTAGE?

Pacific Economic Review Volume 15, Issue 4, pages 482–504, October 2010

Tao Yang, Dennis,

Vivian Weijia Chen and Ryan Monarch

Why does trade liberalisation raise wage inequality worldwide?

Epifani, Paolo and Gino Gancia

2008

Recent Productivity Developments in the World Economy: An Overview from The Conference Board Total Economy Database. (pdf)

Chen, Vivian, Abhay Gupta, Andre Therrien, Gad Levanon and Bart van Ark

Globalizing Labor. In Geographies of Globalization. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell Pp, 198-227

Herod, Andrew

2009

Is it Labor’s Turn to Globalize? Twenty-first Century Opportunities and Strategic Responses. Global Labour Journal 1 (3) 352-379

Evans, Peter

2010

Globalization and the Labour Movement: Challenges and Responses. (pdf) Global Labour Journal 1 (2): 218-232

Munck, Ronald

2010

The ILO: An Agency for Globalization? (pdf) New Political Economy 15 (2) 307-318;

Standing, Guy

2010

ReflecT Leading international research on flexibility and labour market dynamics combined with security for workers and social cohesion

Tilburg University

Recurrent poverty: the impact of family and labour market changes (pdf)

Tomlinson, Mark

2010

The economics of the Arab Spring (pdf), World Development, May 2013, vol 45, pp. 296-313

Malik, Adeel, Bassem Awadallah

2013

Africa’s economic growth from a labour perspective: selected decent work indicators, Leiden: African Studies Center.

Vlaminck,Z, U. Oberst, A.H.M. Leliveld, M.M.A. Kaag, W. Baah-Boateng, S. Maher, N. de Vink

2013

Labour Markets Trends, Financial Globalization and the current crisis in Developing Countries (pdf)

Van der Hoeven, Rolph (UN DESA)

2010

Precarious Work, Insecure Workers: Employment Relations in Transition (pdf). American Sociological Review, 74(1): 1-22.

Kalleberg, A.

2009

The Precariat: a view from the South (pdf). Third World Quarterly, (34:5), p. 751.

Munch, R

2013

Flexicurity: a conceptual critique

Burroni, Luigi and Maarten Keune

2010

Precarious, Informalizing, and Flexible Work: Transforming Concepts and Understandings. American Behavioral Scientist, 57(3): 290.

Arnold, D. and J.R. Bongiovi

2012

The Oxford companion to the economics of Africa , Oxford : Oxford University Press

Aryeetey, Ernest et al. (eds.)

2012

Defining the precariat: A class in the making (pdf), Eurozine

Standing, Guy

2013

Panorama de las condiciones de trabajo en América Latina. Nueva Sociedad No 232, marzo-abril de 2011

Weller, Jürgen

2011

Jóvenes y el desafío de vivir en contextos de desigualdad y diversidad. Crisis de las oportunidades de participación educativa y laboral en América Latina.

Aparicio, Pablo Christian

2010

Who Is Hit Hardest during a Financial Crisis? The Vulnerability of Young Men and Women to Unemployment in an Economic Downturn. IZA Discussion Paper No. 4359.

Verick, Sher

2009

Growing fast, transforming slowly. The case for economic transformation (pdf) ACET

Ansu, Yaw, Mina Baliamoune

2013

The beneficial international spillovers of labour market reforms

Vox-EU

2010

THE PRIMARY, SECONDARY, TERTIARY AND QUATERNARY SECTORS OF THE ECONOMY

Kenessey, Zoltan

2005

Labor Markets in the Global Economy: How to Prevent Rising Wage Gaps and Unemployment (pdf)

Gundlach, Erich, Peter Nunnenkamp

1997

Globalization, structural change, and productivity growth (pdf)

McMillan, Margaret, Dani Rodrik

2011

The Tertiary Sector Is Going to Dominate the World Economy; Should We Worry?

Sultan, M.

2008

Resource Centre Employment in China.

China Labour Bulletin

2014

The Informal Sector Economy as a Global Trend (pdf)

Breman, Jan

2011

Global Prospects for Full Employment

Club of Rome: G. Jacobs & I. Slaus

2011

Full employment abandoned. Shifting Sands and Policy Failures. Edwald Elgar Publishing.

William Mitchell and Joan Muyskens

2008

Globalization: The great unbundling(s).

Economic Council of Finland: Baldwin, R. E.

2006

The offshore services value chain: upgrading trajectories in developing countries’, Int. J. Technological Learning, Innovation and Development, Vol. 4, Nos. 1/2/3, pp.206–234

Fernandez-Stark, K., Bamber, P. & Gereffi, G.

2011

Assessing the Job Polarization Explanation of Growing Wage Inequality. Working Paper 295

Economic Policy Institute: Mishel, L., Schmitt, J., and Shierholz, H.

2013

Skills, Tasks and Technologies: Implications for Employment and Earnings pdf.

MIT: Acemoglu, D. and Autor, D.

2010

Innovation and Employment,’ in The Oxford Handbook of Innovation. Ed. J. Fagerberg, D. Mowery and R. Nelson. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Pianta, M

2005

The Education Bias of ‘Trade Liberalization’ and Wage Inequality in Developing Countries. Working paper 443. pdf.

Institute of Social Studies (ISS); Mamoon, D. and Mansoob Murshed, S.

2007

Don’t Blame the Robots Assessing the Job Polarization Explanation of Growing Wage Inequality

Economic Policy Institute: Mishel, L., Shierholz, H., Schmitt, J.

2013

The Second Machine Age Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies. WW Norton

Brynjolfsson, E. and McAfee, A.

2014

Are Full Employment and Social Cohesion Possible Under Financialization?. Forum for Social Economics, 40 (2)

Argitis, G. and Michopoulou, S.

2011

A (Post-) Keynesian perspective on “financialisation,IMK Studies 01-2009

IMK at the Hans Boeckler Foundation, Macroeconomic Policy Institute: Hein, E

2009

The Labour Markets of Emerging Economies: Has growth translated into more and better jobs? Palgrave Macmillan.

Sandrine, C. and Sher Verick

2013

Employer of Last Resort Policy and Feminist Economics: Social Provisioning and Socialization of Investment. Working Paper 56.

Center for Full Employment and Price Stability Working Paper Series (cFEPS): Todorova, Z.

2009

The Taxes-Drive-Money and Employer of Last Resort Approach to Government Policy.’ Journal of Economic and Social Policy, 5(1).

Kadmos, G., and O’Hara, P.

2000

Political Aspects of Buffer Stock Employment in E. Carlson and W.F. Mitchell (eds.), Achieving Full Employment, The Economic and Labour Relations Review, Supplement to Volume 12, 72-82.

Kriesler, P. and J. Halevi

2001

Table 3. Other sources (media & interest groups)

Global employment: What is the world employment rate?

Evans, Lisa (The Guardian)

2011

Jobless Growth In China? Employment Stats Say Recession Has Already Started.

Chang, Gordon G. (Forbes)

2013

The Future of Outsourcing – Impact on Jobs.

Global Change blog

Dixon, Patrick

Ranks of Working Poor Grow in Europe

Alderman, L. (The New York Times)

2012

ITUC Global Poll 2013 – Economic and Social Outlook

International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)

2013

Faltering Economy in China Dims Job Prospects for Graduates.

Bradsher, Keith and Sue-Lin Wong (The New york Times)

2013

Tackling the jobs crisis: new thinking from the World Bank and UNESCO. From poverty to power by Duncan Green. Oxfam blogs

Fuentes, Ricardo

2012

Trends in working time

European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)

2011

World Unemployment to Hit Record High in 2013: International Labour Organization. CNBC

Barnato, Katy

2013

Review of The Second Machine Age.

Pearlstein, S. (The Washington Post)

2014

Crisis? What Crisis? Financialization and the attack on employment. Keynote speech

Schiphorst, F.

2009

Jobless Growth In China? Employment Stats Say Recession Has Already Started.

Gordon, C.G. (Forbes)

2013

The Job Guarantee is a Progressive Vehicle for Change.

Mitchell, B. (Bill Mitchell-billy blog. Modern Monetary Theory…macroeconomic reality)

2013

Labour’s share lost

R.A. (The Economist)

2013

 
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