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15 Years of WageIndicator - August 2015

R e s u l t s . That is what we can proudly present after 15 years of hard work. Some of the contributors to this WageIndicator Conference Reader have been part of our rollercoaster ride right from the beginning. As you will leaf through this WageIndicator Conference Reader, you will find that each and every contribution speaks of commitment. All pieced together convey a broad picture of maturity and freshness. The old stem still produces new offshoots. The core is alive! What is this core?
The Full Conference Reader in English

Skill mismatch among migrant workers: evidence from a large multi-country dataset - July 2015

This article unravels the migrants’ incidence of skill mismatch taking into consideration different migration flows. Mismatch is the situation in which workers have jobs for which lower skill levels are required compared to their education.  Dataset (from a large multi-country web survey) particularly suited to investigate differences in skill mismatch between native and migrant workers is used.
The Full Report in English

Self-identification of occupation in web surveys - requirements for search trees and look-up tables - June 2015

Survey Insights: Methods from the Field. Can self-identification of occupation be applied in web surveys by using a look-up table with coded occupational titles, in contrast to other survey modes where an open format question with office-coding has to be applied? This article is among the first to explore this approach, using a random sampled web survey (N=3,224) with a three-level search tree with 1,603 occupations and offering a text box at the bottom of each 3rd level list.
The Full Report in English 

Wage Index, Sector Analysis of the Netherlands; Loonwijzer – Monsterboard Wage Index - March 2015

The Loonwijzer – Monsterboard Wage Index is to describe some of the key characteristics of the workforce in ten selected sectors of the Dutch labor market. Levels as well as annual changes in key characteristics are studied in six focus areas. Lastly, worldwide wages are compared on 4 occupational groups.
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Is the web a promising tool for data collection in developing countries? - 2015

This article helps to fill that gap by comparing similar non-probability-based web surveys (WEB) and probability-based face-to-face (F2F) surveys both to each other and to the labor force. An analysis of WageIndicator data on work and wages derived from surveys held in 2009–2013 in 10 developing countries.
The Full Report and Summary in English

Comparing collective bargaining agreements for developing countries - 2015

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to fill several knowledge gaps regarding the contents of collective agreements, using a new online database. The authors analyse 249 collective agreements from 11 countries.
Findings – The authors find that 98 per cent of the collective agreements include clauses on wages, but that only few agreements specify wage levels.
The Full Report and Summary in English

A web survey analysis of subjective well-being - 2015

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the role of work conditions and job characteristics with respect to three subjective well-being (SWB) indicators: life satisfaction, job satisfaction and satisfaction with work-life balance.
Findings – The results shed light on the importance of certain job characteristics not only in determining job satisfaction, but also in other SWB domains.
The Full Report and Summary in English

WICARE Project Reports -March 2015

A project to improve expertise concerning wages and working conditions in the social services sector in the European Union. For this purpose, it collected survey data in 24 EU member states by means of a mixed mode approach of web-surveys and printed questionnaires adapted for the purpose of this specific project.
The Full Reports and Summaries in English and National Languages.

Workers and labour market outcomes of informal jobs in formal enterprises in 9 sub-Saharan African countries - February 2015

How can an informal job in formal establishments be defined? Who has an informal job? What are the labour market outcomes? This article uses data of comparable face-to-face surveys in nine countries: Benin, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Madagascar, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal and Togo. An index for job-based informality is developed, based on employment status and contribution and entitlement to social security.
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WageIndex Analytical Report -India - February 2015

With substantial growth in some sectors like IT and ITES, automobiles, and pharmaceuticals; the effect is increasing productivity in several industries. Labour market segmentation is visible across sector, region, gender, caste, etc.
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Wages, Collective Bargaining and Recovery from the Crisis in the Netherlands - January 2015

Social partners accepted the re-placement of a voluntary ‘social minimum wage’ by a statutory minimum wage, introduced in 1969. There are good reasons to defend a wage-led strategy as a recovery option in the case of the Netherlands.
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Bonus Payments in the Indian Formal Sector, 2008-2014 -January 2015

“Bonus Payments in the Indian Formal Sector” study attempts to identify the trends and pattern related to Executive Bonus Payment in Indian firms. The segment of executives covered in the study includes Managers, Supervisors, Senior Management, and Entry-level professionals.
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