About us

The Centre for Decent Work’s experts produce ground-breaking research on a wide range of issues related to decent work and workplaces.


The research conducted by the Centre for Decent Work (CDW) focuses on contemporary developments in labour markets and the workplace. Much of the research undertaken by CDW takes a political economy perspective, examining how work and employment are affected by the interplay of changes in the social and economic policies of governments, national and international regulations and institutions, the strategies adopted by employers and trade unions, and shifts in the international division of labour.

Our research addresses four core themes:

  • Employment and Job Quality
  • Equality, Inclusion and Voice
  • Labour in the Global Economy
  • Regulation and Governance of Work

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