Please see the attached programme for the 2011 ESRC seminar regarding the International Patterns of Precarious Work Amongst Young People. The event will take place on Friday 11th March 2011 in Coventry and it is the first of a seminar series regarding the issue of young precarious employment organized by Coventry University, the University of Manchester and the University of Warwick.
The purpose of this seminar is to debate and identify patterns of similarity and difference underlying precarious work among young workers in different socio-economic and institutional contexts. The influence of national institutions (e.g. systems of employment regulation and government policies) in structuring the nature and form of precarious work among young people will be critically discussed and analyzed.
The seminar provides contributions from China, France, Italy, Spain, UK and the results of a very recent pan-European survey on young workers precarious position in the labour market. Crucial issues of policy and research interest, such as policy reactions before and after the crisis, the social consequences of the young workers problematic position in the labour market, the role of internships, the United Nations and the Europe 2020 decent work agenda in relation to young workers, legal frameworks to protect young precarious workers, transitions to adulthood and flexible labour markets etc. will be critically discussed.
Dr Lefteris Kretsos,
Research Fellow/ Coventry University
Associate Lecturer/ Aberdeen Business School
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