ILR Review

The ILR Review celebrates its 70th anniversary at the forefront of publishing peer-reviewed research on work and employment relations. The Review, published by SAGE Publications, is part of the Cornell University ILR School, which is regarded as the leading academic institution focused on the world of work.

We are dedicated to international and interdisciplinary research that advances new theory, presents novel empirical work, and informs organizational and public policy.

Calls for Papers

Now accepting submissions for a conference and subsequent special issue devoted to Federalism in US Work Regulation. (PDF, 26 KB)

Now accepting submissions for a special series on Industry and Organization Studies, in partnership with the Industry Studies Association (ISA). (PDF, 200 KB)

Current Issue – Volume 71, Number 1, January 2018


  • In Search of the High Road: Meaning and Evidence
    Paul Osterman
  • Are Local Minimum Wages Absorbed by Price Increases? Estimates from Internet-Based Restaurant Menus
    Sylvia Allegretto and Michael Reich
  • The Impact of Training on Innovation
    Benoit Dostie
  • What Do Performance Appraisals Do?
    Peter Cappelli and Martin J. Conyon
  • Negotiating Flexibility: External Contracting and Working Time Control in German and Danish Telecommunications Firms
    Virginia Doellgast and Peter Berg
  • Back to Work: Parental Benefits and Mothers’ Labor Market Outcomes in the Medium Run
    Jochen Kluve and Sebastian Schmitz
  • Temporary Employment, Demand Volatility, and Unions: Firm-Level Evidence
    Francesco Devicienti, Paolo Naticchioni, and Andrea Ricci
  • The Occupational Feminization of Wages
    John T. Addison, Orgul D. Ozturk, and Si Wang
  • Sexual Orientation and Earnings: New Evidence from the United Kingdom
    Cevat G. Aksoy, Christopher S. Carpenter, and Jeff Frank

Book Reviews

  • The Economics of Trade Unions: A Study of a Research Field and Its Findings
    By Hristos Doucouliagos, Richard B. Freeman, and Patrice Laroche. Reviewed by John T. Addison.
  • Down and Out in the New Economy: How People Find (or Don’t Find) Work Today
    By Ilana Gershon. Reviewed by Peter Cappelli.
  • Anthropologies of Unemployment: New Perspectives on Work and Its Absence
    Edited by Jong Bum Kwon and Carrie M. Lane. Reviewed by Aliya Hamid Rao.
  • The Economics of Women, Men, and Work, 8th edition
    By Francine D. Blau and Anne E. Winkler. Reviewed by Shahina Amin.