Classification

Country groupings

Below are the country groupings used for ILO modelled estimates. These are based on ILO regions and World Bank income groups. Table of country groupings Note: (*) indicates a country is included in the ILO modelled estimates excluding the model for employment by class. 

International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC)

ISIC is a standard classification of economic activities arranged so that entities can be classified according to the activity they carry out. The categories of ISIC at the most detailed level (classes) are delineated according to what is, in most countries, the customary combination of activities described in statistical units and considers the relative importance …

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International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED)

The ISCED was designed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in the early 1970s to serve as an instrument suitable for assembling, compiling and presenting comparable indicators and statistics of education, both within countries and internationally. The original version of ISCED (ISCED-76) classified educational programmes by their content along two main …

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International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO)

The International Classification of Occupations (ISCO) seeks to facilitate international communication about occupations by providing statisticians with a framework to make internationally comparable occupational data available, and by allowing international occupational data to be produced in a form that can be useful for research as well as for specific decision-making and action-oriented activities. The current …

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International Classifications of Status in Employment and Status at Work (ICSE and ICSaW)

The latest International Classification of Status in Employment (ICSE-18) classifies jobs in employment for pay or profit into ten detailed categories based on the type of authority that the worker is able to exercise in relation to the work performed and the type of economic risk to which the worker is exposed, which then are …

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