ILR Review

For more than 70 years, the ILR Review has been 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 72, Number 4, August 2019


  • Consider This: Training, Wages, and the Enforceability of Covenants Not to Compete
    Evan Starr
  • The Labor Market Effects of Refugee Waves: Reconciling Conflicting Results
    Michael A. Clemens and Jennifer Hunt
  • The Wage Impact of the Marielitos: The Role of Race
    George J. Borjas
  • When Collective Bargaining Leads to Inequality: Determinants of Two-Tier Provisions in Canadian Collective Agreements
    Mélanie Laroche, Frédéric Lauzon Duguay, and Patrice Jalette
  • What Are the Benefits of Having More Female Leaders? Evidence from the Use of Part-Time Work in Italy
    Francesco Devicienti, Elena Grinza, Alessandro Manello, and Davide Vannoni
  • Gender, Sexual Orientation, and Behavioral Norms in the Labor Market
    Marina Mileo Gorsuch
  • The Affordable Care Act and the Growth of Involuntary Part-Time Employment
    William E. Even and David A. Macpherson
    Winners of the 2018 Best Paper Competition: LERA/ILR Review Special Series in Employment Relations
  • Internal and External Hiring
    Jed DeVaro, Antti Kauhanen, and Nelli Valmari
  • Unions and Non-Standard Work: Union Representation and Wage Premiums across Non-Standard Work Arrangements in Canada, 1997–2014
    Rafael Gomez and Danielle Lamb

Book Reviews

  • A Field in Flux: Sixty Years of Industrial Relations.
    By Robert B. McKersie. Foreword by Thomas A. Kochan. Reviewed by Russell D. Lansbury.
  • Unemployment Insurance Reform: Fixing a Broken System.
    Edited by Stephen A. Wandner. Reviewed by Patricia M. Anderson.
  • Unions and the City: Negotiating Urban Change.
    Edited by Ian Thomas MacDonald. Reviewed by Robert Hebdon.
  • The New Politics of Transnational Labor: Why Some Alliances Succeed.
    By Marissa Brookes. Reviewed by David Blatter.
  • Undocumented Politics: Place, Gender, and the Pathways of Mexican Migrants.
    By Abigail Leslie Andrews. Reviewed by Vanessa Delgado.