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

Now accepting submissions for a conference and subsequent special issue devoted to New Theories in Employment Relations. (PDF, 48 KB)

Current Issue – Volume 70, Number 5, October 2017

  • Letter from the Editors
  • Acknowledgments


  • The Wage Impact of the Marielitos: A Reappraisal
    George J. Borjas
  • The Employment Effects of State Hiring Credits
    David Neumark and Diego Grijalva
  • The Complexity of Immigrant Generations: Implications for Assessing the Socioeconomic Integration of Hispanics and Asians
    Brian Duncan and Stephen J. Trejo
  • Immigrant Language Fluency in the Low-Skilled Labor Market
    Ana Damas de Matos
  • Partnership Practices, Labor Relations Climate, and Employee Attitudes: Evidence from China
    Meng Xi, Qin Xu, Xiaoyu Wang, and Shuming Zhao
  • The Role of Education in Technology Use and Adoption: Evidence from the Canadian Workplace and Employee Survey
    W. Craig Riddell and Xueda Song
  • The Effect of Unionization on Productivity: Evidence from a Long Panel of Coal Mines
    William M. Boal

Book Reviews

  • Shaping the Future of Work: A Handbook for Action and a New Social Contract
    By Thomas A. Kochan and Lee Dyer. Reviewed by Phela Townsend.
  • Glass House: The 1% Economy and the Shattering of the All-American Town
    By Brian Alexander. Reviewed by William Lazonick.
  • A Worker's Economist: John R. Commons and His Legacy from Progressivism to the War on Poverty
    By John Dennis Chasse. Reviewed by Charles J. Whalen.
  • Global Capitalism in Disarray: Inequality, Debt, and Austerity
    By Andrés Solimano. Reviewed by Leokadia Oręziak.
  • Building China: Informal Work and the New Precariat
    By Sarah Swider. Reviewed by Julia Chuang.