The global crisis: causes, responses and challenges

This important collection of essays brings together the main findings of ILO research since the start of the global financial and economic crisis in 2008. With contributions from diverse research disciplines, the volume provides new perspectives on employment and income-led growth and the role of regulation, and makes policy recommendations for the future.

The collection presents the different policy responses that have been put in place in different regions and assesses their effects. It also examines the reforms that are needed in labour markets, incomes, enterprises and social protection to achieve a sustainable recovery in the world of work. The role of social dialogue in overcoming obstacles to the implementation of these reforms and in ensuring their equity is discussed. Finally, the volume looks at how globalization of trade and finance can be made fairer.