Publications on Wages

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.

January 2003

  1. Publication

    Domestic work, conditions of work and employment: A legal perspective, Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 7.

    01 January 2003

March 2002

  1. Publication

    Minimum wages and pay equity in Latin America

    01 March 2002

    Dr. Damian Grimshaw and Dr. Marcela Miozzo were commissioned by the ILO to write this Working Paper, as an input for the preparation of the ILO Director-General’s Global Report to the 2003 session of the International Labour Conference.2 Their study examines the experience of minimum wage policy in Latin American, in respect of its effectiveness in reducing gender pay inequalities, especially at the bottom of the occupational hierarchy. The main goal of this study was to see how a minimum wage policy may be used as a tool to promote pay equity, as women are represented disproportionately among the low paid.

November 2000

  1. Publication

    Updating the ILO’s minimum basic wage of able seamen. Report JMC/29/2001/2

    14 November 2000

    Report for discussion at the 29th Session of the Joint Maritime Commission, JMC/29/2001/2. This report revises the ILO minimum basic wage for seafarers based on changes in consumer prices and exchange rates between January 1997 and January 2000.

October 1998

  1. Publication

    Minimum wages and youth unemployment

    01 October 1998

    Employment and Training Papers No. 26 (Action Programme on Youth Unemployment)

July 1995

  1. Publication

    Pay determination in the public sector: An international comparison between France, Great Britain and Italy (Occasional paper 6)

    20 July 1995

    Occasional Papers - Labour Law and Labour Relations Programme, No. 6

  2. Publication

    Workers’ financial participation. East-West experiences (LMR 80)

    06 July 1995

    Focuses on pay schemes which provide, in addition to fixed pay, a variable portion of remuneration linked to some measure of enterprise performance. Discusses advantages and disadvantages of different schemes, the economic, institutional and organizational contexts which encourage their development, and the characteristics of schemes that make them more or less favourable to workers. Countries are treated separately.