Tuesday, January 17, 2012


IWS Documented News Service


Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach

School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies

Cornell University

16 East 34th Street, 4th floor---------------------- Stuart Basefsky

New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau



International Labour Organization (ILO)

INFORM Bureau of Library and Information Services


RESOURCE GUIDES [updated 17 January 2012]



The ILO Library has updated its resource guides page and added several new topics including green jobs, rural employment, cooperatives and domestic workers. They have also improved access to information on different economic sectors.


The guides listed below offer a useful starting point for labour-related research. Each guide presents key ILO documents, statistics, labour standards, a selection of articles, books, reports and relevant websites on a given topic.

By topic

By economic and social sector


·         Child labour

·         Cooperatives

·         Corporate social responsibility

·         Disability

·         Domestic workers

·         Export processing zones

·         Gender equality in the world of work

·         Green jobs

·         Informal economy

·         International labour migration

·         Labour inspection

·         Microfinance

·         Minimum wages

·         Rural development

·         Youth employment


·         Resource guides


o    Education

o    Mining

o    Oil and gas production

·         Thematic bibliographies


o    Agriculture, food & forestry

o    Maritime and transport

o    Infrastructure, construction & related industries

o    Manufacturing

o    Private sector services

o    Public service, utilities & health


How to find...

·         International labour law

·         National labour law

·         Labour statistics

·         History of the ILO




This information is provided to subscribers, friends, faculty, students and alumni of the School of Industrial & Labor Relations (ILR). It is a service of the Institute for Workplace Studies (IWS) in New York City. Stuart Basefsky is responsible for the selection of the contents which is intended to keep researchers, companies, workers, and governments aware of the latest information related to ILR disciplines as it becomes available for the purposes of research, understanding and debate. The content does not reflect the opinions or positions of Cornell University, the School of Industrial & Labor Relations, or that of Mr. Basefsky and should not be construed as such. The service is unique in that it provides the original source documentation, via links, behind the news and research of the day. Use of the information provided is unrestricted. However, it is requested that users acknowledge that the information was found via the IWS Documented News Service.



Stuart Basefsky                  

Director, IWS News Bureau               

Institute for Workplace Studies

Cornell/ILR School                       

16 E. 34th Street, 4th Floor            

New York, NY 10016                       


Telephone: (607) 262-6041              

Fax: (607) 255-9641                      

E-mail: smb6@cornell.edu                 



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