Influencing International and National Employment Policies to Promote Inclusive Labour Markets

Impact: Political impacts, Societal impacts


Researchers at the Work and Equalities Institute (WEI) have undertaken extensive comparative analyses of complementary legal and collective interventions that promote inclusive labour markets, including minimum wage schemes, extending collective bargaining, extending the rights of precarious workers, and actions to close gender pay gaps. Their research has provided an evidence base that has had three main impacts at national and international levels, informing employment debates and policies. Specifically, the work has: (1) influenced the guidance produced by several high profile international policy bodies, (2) shaped the national policies of multiple countries, and (3) provided evidence and arguments used by European trade unions in their interactions with EU and national policymakers.
Impact date2015
Category of impactPolitical impacts, Societal impacts

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Work and Equalities Institute