Decent Work Indicators

Akkaya Senkrua


Decent work is a concept that combines access to full and productive employment with the qualitative dimensions of work, including rights at work, social protection, and the promotion of social dialog. The aims of this research are to examine the indicators of decent work along the ten substantive elements of the decent work measurement framework, investigate the decent work practices in different countries, and assess the progress toward decent work. The ten substantive elements include employment opportunities; unacceptable work; adequate earnings and productive work; decent working hours; work-life balance; stability and security of work; fair treatment in employment; safe work environment; social protection; and social dialog and workplace relations. The research findings revealed the extent of decent work deficits among countries and over time. Essentially, as an employee, decent work contributes to an improved quality of life. This work’s novelty lies in representing all methods used to measure decent work indicators and numerical evidence among countries.


Keywords: decent work, decent work deficit, social protection, social dialog.



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