ILOLEX: database of ILO standards
Over 75,000 international labour standards: "ILO Conventions and Recommendations, ratification information, comments of the Committee of Experts and the Committee on Freedom of Association, representations, complaints, interpretations, General Surveys, and numerous related documents". From the International Labour Organization (ILO)
International Confederation of Free Trade Unions – ICFTU
"The ICFTU is a confederation of 215 national trade union centres ... in 145 countries and territories, which campaigns to defend workers' rights worldwide." Includes sections on Child labour, Equality, Globalisation and economic affairs, Health, safety and environment, Multinational enterprises, Trade union organisation, AIDS, Trade and labour standards, Trade union rights, Youth, Central and Eastern Europe.
Institute for the Study of Labor – IZA
An independent research institute, covering labour market issues. Focuses on the economic analysis of national and international labour markets and all relevant areas of labour economics. Site contains online text of publications plus a statistical section.
International Labour Organization (ILO)
"The UN specialized agency which seeks the promotion of social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights". Contains official documents and international standards, links to the ILO Library and its catalogue, Labordoc, and links to ILO databases.
University of Texas Inequality Project (UTIP)
"UTIP is a small research group concerned with measuring and explaining movements of inequality in wages and earnings and patterns of industrial change around the world". Site contains Working papers, Tutorials and Tools to assist with measurement of inequality, and Data sets on pay inequality at global and national level, and at the regional level for Europe. Also contains data sets using "pay inequality as an instrument to estimate measures of household income inequality, for a large panel of countries from 1963 through 1999".
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