Global Wage Trends for Apparel Workers, 2001–2011
Declining wages and persistent poverty for garment workers in a majority of the world’s leading apparel-exporting countries raises doubt that export-led development strategies create a rising tide that lifts all boats. Read more →
Just Jobs Index 2013
Report The Just Jobs Index assesses the nature and extent of fair jobs at a country level and creates a vivid picture of work opportunities, income and employment security, and equality of treatment and working conditions.
Report John Podesta and Sabina Dewan introduce Just Jobs, a new Center for American Progress program.
Working Toward Shared Prosperity Through Just Jobs: 6 Points of Action
A recent conference organized by the Just Jobs Network in New Delhi focused on one of the most pressing challenges of our time: how to create good jobs to drive employment-based, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth.
Combating Discriminatory Gender Norms Is Smart Development Policy
Issue Brief Reducing gender inequality will not only improve women’s lives but will also boost economic growth.
The Faces of Indian Women
Video This video highlights the struggles and the resilience of Indian women in a male-dominated society. Until women feel safe, until they are free to leave their homes without having to seek permission from members of their household, and until they are given respect in and out of the workplace, women cannot realize their economic potential.
What the International Community Can Do to Support the Protest Against the Delhi Gang Rape
This week’s horrifying incident is a tangible chance to advocate for stronger policies to protect women from violence, harassment, and discrimination.
Creating Just Jobs Must Be Our Top Priority
Just job creation will lift millions of people out of poverty and into the middle class, empower billions of women and young people, and help us develop a strong, secure, and robust 21st century global economy.
Latest International Job Creation Policy Menu
The Just Jobs Network looks at how different countries are getting people back to work through the various programs within each nation.
IMF’s Latest World Economic Outlook Ignores the Need for More and Better Jobs
The International Monetary Fund should follow in the steps of the World Bank and focus on the necessity of implementing job creation policies.
Youth Skills and Aspirations in India
India needs livelihood- and skills-building programs that will help young people realize both their aspirations and the need for a more skilled workforce.
The World Bank Embraces Jobs but Not the Institutions that Support Them
The World Bank’s new World Development Report doesn’t go far enough in embracing the importance of labor market institutions, such as a minimum wage and collective bargaining, in making jobs the driver of economic growth.
Germany’s Lessons for a Strong Economy
Knut Panknin presents the views of a top industrialist and a union leader on Germany’s economic success, both of whom agree that a well-paid workforce is essential to strong economic growth.
International Confederation of Employers Questions Indisputable Right to Strike
Blocking labor abuses report just the latest gambit by international employers seeking to roll back workers’ rights, says Jordan Bernhardt.
Getting the G-20 Behind More Effective Global Trade Rules
Sabina Dewan and Jordan Bernhardt detail how the upcoming G-20 Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico could result in meaningful global trade reform.