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

Announcing the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) and ILR Review Best Paper Competition. (PDF, 190 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 5, October 2018

Industry Studies Research: ILR Review Paper Wins 2018 First Place Award

Special Section on Collective Bargaining in China

  • Editorial Essay: From Cautious Optimism to Renewed Pessimism: Labor Voice and Labor Scholarship in China
    Sarosh Kuruvilla
  • Mobilization without Movement: How the Chinese State “Fixed” Labor Insurgency
    Patricia Chen and Mary Gallagher
  • Taming Labor: Workers’ Struggles, Workplace Unionism, and Collective Bargaining on a Chinese Waterfront
    Tim Pringle and Quan Meng
  • Overcoming Collective Action Problems Facing Chinese Workers: Lessons from Four Protests against Walmart
    Chunyun Li and Mingwei Liu


  • 70th ILR Review Anniversary Article Series:
    The Poverty Reduction of Social Security and Means-Tested Transfers

    Bruce D. Meyer and Derek Wu
  • Did the Affordable Care Act Young Adult Provision Affect Labor Market Outcomes? Analysis Using Tax Data
    Bradley Heim, Ithai Lurie, and Kosali Simon
  • Do Start-ups Pay Less?
    M. Diane Burton, Michael S. Dahl, and Olav Sorenson
  • Husband’s Unemployment and Wife’s Labor Supply: The Added Worker Effect across Europe
    Julia Bredtmann, Sebastian Otten, and Christian Rulff
  • Choosing a Control Group for Displaced Workers
    Pawel Krolikowski

Book Reviews

  • Firms as Political Entities: Saving Democracy through Economic Bicameralism.
    By Isabelle Ferreras. Reviewed by Michael J. Piore.
  • Reconstructing Solidarity: Labour Unions, Precarious Work, and the Politics of Institutional Change in Europe.
    Edited by Virginia Doellgast, Nathan Lillie, and Valeria Pulignano. Reviewed by Lowell Turner.
  • Informal Workers and Collective Action: A Global Perspective.
    By Adrienne E. Eaton, Susan J. Schurman, and Martha A. Chen. Reviewed by Aurora Trif.
  • A Century of Wealth in America.
    By Edward N. Wolff. Reviewed by Gerald Friedman.

Indices to Volume 71, 2018