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The Economics subject guide gives you access to useful library databases and trusted Web resources, relevant for researching many topics in economics or finance

Labour Economics

See also the Business subject guide section on human resource management

ILOSTAT  is the ILOs key database, with statistics for over 200 countries and data back to 1945 for some countries

ILO Employment Policy Gateway provides details of national and youth employment policies by country

Labour Force Surveys

INWORK wages & living conditions

ILO Research Repository makes ILO publications freely available (including flagship Key indicators of the labour market) and supersedes Labordoc 


Child Labour

Data on child labour is collected through surveys, periodically (intervals of several years or more). Main sources of data are:

Work. Gig Economy

Jamie Woodcock's latest  book on this topic is freely available to download here

Trades Unions

For the UK the Labour Force Survey is the official source of data used to measure trade union membership, but data is also available from the following surveys: Workplace Employment relations Survey; Skills and Employment Survey; Understanding Society (all available through UKDS)   


See also links on the Business and Sociology subject guides