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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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Aug 24, 2017
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, V2
Labour Relations in Venice: 1500, 1650, 1800
Jun 6, 2016
Vlaanderen, Jet, 2016, "United States 1800 [Global Collaboratory on the History of Labour Relations 1500-2000 Dataset]", https://hdl.handle.net/10622/TON9WU, IISH, V1
Labour Relations in the United States: 1800
Mar 5, 2020
Brockett, Gavin, 2020, "Turkey 1935,2000 [Global Collaboratory on the History of Labour Relations 1500-2000 Dataset]", https://hdl.handle.net/10622/ZCVKSI, IISH Data Collection, V1, UNF:6:Oq8o76QIS7qRmvJYo+Xdag== [fileUNF]
Labour Relations in Turkey: 1935, 2000
Jun 6, 2016 - Documentation (Labour Relations)
Hofmeester, Karin; Lucassen, Jan; Lucassen, Leo; Stapel, Rombert; Zijdeman, Richard, 2016, "The Global Collaboratory on the History of Labour Relations, 1500-2000: Background, Set-Up, Taxonomy, and Applications", https://hdl.handle.net/10622/4OGRAD, IISH, V1
This essay consists of two parts. Part one, which comprises four sections, is written for a general readership and explains the background to the Global Collaboratory on the History of Labour Relations, 1500-2000. It elaborates on the key social and economic issues it wants to ad...
Templates (Labour Relations)(International Institute of Social History)
Jun 6, 2016
Blank databases or templates for the Labour Relations databases. In various formats; the Excel files are preferred as they are designed to provide realtime feedback when entering data. See the "Codebook and Manual" in the "Documentation (Labour Relations) Dataverse" for more info...
Feb 13, 2018 - Documentation (Labour Relations)
Stapel, Rombert, 2016, "Taxonomy of Labour Relations", https://hdl.handle.net/10622/OJYQOR, IISH, V2
Taxonomy of Labour Relations
Jun 3, 2016
Moll-Murata, Christine, 2016, "Taiwan 1500,1650,1800 [Global Collaboratory on the History of Labour Relations 1500-2000 Dataset]", https://hdl.handle.net/10622/9Z3IKU, IISH, V1
Labour Relations in Taiwan: 1500, 1650, 1800
Jun 6, 2016
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, V1
Labour Relations in Spain: 1800, 1900, 2000
Jun 6, 2016
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, V1
Labour Relations in South Africa: 1900, 2000
Feb 7, 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, V3, UNF:6:rchfdoB6Lml9j/2cbAukJA== [fileUNF]
Labour Relations in Russia: 1500, 1650, 1800, 1900, 2000
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