Decent Work, Standards and Indicators

International Labour Office Working Paper No. 58

44 Pages Posted: 25 Jul 2006

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Monique Zarka-Martres

International Labour Office

Monique Guichard-Kelly

International Labour Office

Date Written: August 2005

Abstract

Recently, there has been an effort to construct more qualitative indicators to measure international labour standards. These indicators include grading by experts, coding of legislation and other textual sources. This paper uses normative indicators to construct country profiles that help to map progress towards decent work. The profiles mostly focus on occupational safety and health (OSH) which analyzes OSH policy, the scope of application, methods of implementation, preventive and protective measures, organizational frameworks, mechanisms and measures, powers, obligations, duties, and rights and migrant workers. The paper also studies surveys sent to member states of the International Labour Organization and secondary sources used to build these country profiles.

Keywords: decent work, standards, indicators

JEL Classification: I31, C82, J80

Suggested Citation

Zarka-Martres, Monique and Guichard-Kelly, Monique, Decent Work, Standards and Indicators (August 2005). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=908204 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.908204

Monique Zarka-Martres (Contact Author)

International Labour Office ( email )

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Monique Guichard-Kelly

International Labour Office ( email )

4, route des Morillons
CH-1211 Geneva 22
Switzerland

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