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Labour relations define for or with whom one works and under what rules. These rules (implicit or explicit, written or unwritten) determine the type of work, type and amount of remuneration, working hours, degrees of physical and psychological strain, as well as the degree of freedom and autonomy associated with the work.
The Global Collaboratory on the History of Labour Relations is a collaborative effort to study labour relations in a global perspective. The project has two main goals. First, to provide statistical insights into the global distribution of all types of labour relations (systematically including women's and child labour) in five historical cross-sections: 1500, 1650, 1800, 1900, [Africa: 1950], and 2000. Second, to explain the signalled shifts in labour relations worldwide.
During the first phase of the project (2007-2012), made possible by generous funding from the Gerda Henkel Stiftung in Düsseldorf, and additional funding from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research ( NWO) and the IISH, a large group of international scholars met during workshops, worked together online and developed a large number of datasets containing data on the occurrence of all types of labour relations in all parts of the world during five cross-sections in time, thereby also developing a new taxonomy of labour relations based on a shared set of definitions. Without the enthusiasm and not to mention the many hours of production of our collaborators who are the beating heart of this collaboratory, the project would not have been possible.

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Nov 19, 2020
Gil Montero, Raquel, 2016, "Argentina 1900,2000 [Global Collaboratory on the History of Labour Relations 1500-2000 Dataset]", https://hdl.handle.net/10622/CLGPDT, IISH Data Collection, V3, UNF:6:IKCqxakGxsvcNUP6Fs55Bw== [fileUNF]
Labour Relations in Argentina: 1900, 2000 An abridged data format, created by Daan Jansen (IISH) and continuing on earlier work by Joris Kok (IISH), is being offered as an alternative in October 2020. This new version of the dataset includes only records that contain labour relat...
Nov 19, 2020
Hofland, Olav, 2018, "Belarus 2000 [Global Collaboratory on the History of Labour Relations 1500-2000 Dataset]", https://hdl.handle.net/10622/UZ5ULR, IISH Data Collection, V3, UNF:6:aK7H4X+/LYoSMDX79xZ6tg== [fileUNF]
Labour Relations in Belarus: 2000 An abridged data format, created by Daan Jansen (IISH) and continuing on earlier work by Joris Kok (IISH), is being offered as an alternative in October 2020. This new version of the dataset includes only records that contain labour relations, le...
Nov 19, 2020
Kessler, Gijs; Khitrov, Dimitry; Hofland, Olav, 2016, "Russia 1500,1650,1800,1900,2000 [Global Collaboratory on the History of Labour Relations 1500-2000 Dataset]", https://hdl.handle.net/10622/PLGUCD, IISH Data Collection, V6, UNF:6:1IThWqV0JPfZDpBO/V5gHQ== [fileUNF]
Labour Relations in Russia: 1500, 1650, 1800, 1900, 2000 An abridged data format, created by Daan Jansen (IISH) and continuing on earlier work by Joris Kok (IISH), is being offered as an alternative in October 2020. This new version of the dataset includes only records that conta...
Nov 19, 2020
Caracausi, Andrea, 2016, "Venice 1500,1650,1800 [Global Collaboratory on the History of Labour Relations 1500-2000 Dataset]", https://hdl.handle.net/10622/JFUCD9, IISH Data Collection, V3, UNF:6:rJxIHT1+e1Ew+eK8TDD1CA== [fileUNF]
Labour Relations in Venice: 1500, 1650, 1800 An abridged data format, created by Daan Jansen (IISH) and continuing on earlier work by Joris Kok (IISH), is being offered as an alternative in October 2020. This new version of the dataset includes only records that contain labour re...
Nov 19, 2020
Vlaanderen, Jet, 2016, "United States 1800 [Global Collaboratory on the History of Labour Relations 1500-2000 Dataset]", https://hdl.handle.net/10622/TON9WU, IISH Data Collection, V2, UNF:6:YmfFINwSZJcPwHxmGZS9rQ== [fileUNF]
Labour Relations in the United States: 1800 An abridged data format, created by Daan Jansen (IISH) and continuing on earlier work by Joris Kok (IISH), is being offered as an alternative in October 2020. This new version of the dataset includes only records that contain labour rel...
Nov 19, 2020
Lana-Berasain, José-Miguel, 2016, "Spain 1800,1900,2000 [Global Collaboratory on the History of Labour Relations 1500-2000 Dataset]", https://hdl.handle.net/10622/CH6ZP5, IISH Data Collection, V2, UNF:6:Vezy6a2QewAWupRQSy4Z6w== [fileUNF]
Labour Relations in Spain: 1800, 1900, 2000 An abridged data format, created by Daan Jansen (IISH) and continuing on earlier work by Joris Kok (IISH), is being offered as an alternative in October 2020. This new version of the dataset includes only records that contain labour rel...
Nov 19, 2020
Freund, Bill, 2016, "South Africa 1900,2000 [Global Collaboratory on the History of Labour Relations 1500-2000 Dataset]", https://hdl.handle.net/10622/0IN2UI, IISH Data Collection, V2, UNF:6:QNWT8lJ6h6vOkl42wNhr9w== [fileUNF]
Labour Relations in South Africa: 1900, 2000 An abridged data format, created by Daan Jansen (IISH) and continuing on earlier work by Joris Kok (IISH), is being offered as an alternative in October 2020. This new version of the dataset includes only records that contain labour re...
Nov 19, 2020
Gerwen, Jacques van, 2016, "Netherlands 1900,2000 [Global Collaboratory on the History of Labour Relations 1500-2000 Dataset]", https://hdl.handle.net/10622/SIBVDA, IISH Data Collection, V2, UNF:6:W13FF7YZSNR9qjRPfhQUEQ== [fileUNF]
Labour Relations in the Netherlands: 1900, 2000 An abridged data format, created by Daan Jansen (IISH) and continuing on earlier work by Joris Kok (IISH), is being offered as an alternative in October 2020. This new version of the dataset includes only records that contain labour...
Nov 19, 2020
Zwart, Pim de, 2016, "Ceylon (Sri Lanka) 1650 [Global Collaboratory on the History of Labour Relations 1500-2000 Dataset]", https://hdl.handle.net/10622/UTHSWB, IISH Data Collection, V2, UNF:6:VKMgw/UbF7kF4e4LzjmRhg== [fileUNF]
Labour Relations in Ceylon: 1650 An abridged data format, created by Daan Jansen (IISH) and continuing on earlier work by Joris Kok (IISH), is being offered as an alternative in October 2020. This new version of the dataset includes only records that contain labour relations, lea...
Nov 19, 2020
Bosma, Ulbe, 2016, "Java 1650,1800,1900 [Global Collaboratory on the History of Labour Relations 1500-2000 Dataset]", https://hdl.handle.net/10622/LCALNW, IISH Data Collection, V2, UNF:6:6pgQMPKiQPJ2yLoBrMeOdQ== [fileUNF]
Labour Relations in Java (Indonesia): 1650, 1800, 1900 An abridged data format, created by Daan Jansen (IISH) and continuing on earlier work by Joris Kok (IISH), is being offered as an alternative in October 2020. This new version of the dataset includes only records that contain...
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