COVID-19 has had unprecedented effects on the labor markets of Latin America and the Caribbean. The pandemic occurred in the context of economic weakness in the region and it has disproportionally affected workers in some occupations, particularly those in the informal sector. In this event, we will discuss the results of different research documents that model the pandemic's effects on various Latin American countries' labour markets. These results include the dynamics of formal and informal labour markets in the context of the pandemic restrictions.
OECD’s annual report on jobs and employment in OECD countries. Each edition reviews recent trends, policy developments, and prospects. A statistical annex provides data on unemployment rates, incidence of part-time employment, employment/population ratios, and activity rates. Also included are data on expenditure on labour market programmes, average annual wages, and earnings dispersion. Special Chapters examine issues of topical interest.
Slide presentation from the webinar held on 29 March 2018. This webinar has discussed the ways in which social protection can enable women to work either by providing suitable and gender-sensitive work or by enabling working women to access transfers and payments. It discussed labour-intensive employment, cash and asset transfer programs where the cultural and contextual meaning of gender roles and rights have enabled a more effective delivery of social protection.
Slide presentation from the webinar held on 27 March 2018. This webinar of SPEC on Social protection and the Changing Labour Market: Finding the Missing Links was looking to contribute to the debate on linking social protection to sustainable employment.
Despite progress in education and health worldwide, women still face significant barriers to engage as full economic citizens. There are significant gender gaps in wages and labour market participation. In many cases, women also face barriers and lack the assets needed to become entrepreneurs. These inequalities remain large, persistent and pervasive in many parts of the world.
This report provides an overview of policies and measures applied, or significantly modified, by G20 countries from 2010 up to early 2013 in seven areas: job creation, labour market policies, social protection, skills development, quality employment, youth employment and women’s economic participation.
The present review shows concretely how the growth-cum-equity strategy was designed and implemented in Brazil. It also analyses the extent to which the strategy helped Brazil overcome the global financial and economic crisis which erupted in the aftermath of the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008. Finally, the review identifies key pending challenges and formulates possible policy responses.