Labour Markets and Globalization

From the socio-economic perspective, the course deals with the main labour market theories and trends. It will consider - the decline in the employment-to-population rate, -the changing pattern in production (service sector), -the instability/ precarization of labour (nonstandard and informal work), -the declining wage shares and growing wage inequality ; -the internationalization of the production process (importance of multinational companies) ; -the international migrations. After a general introduction on the meaning and definition of labour market changes in the contemporary society, the course will consider the globalization’s effects on labour market, deepening specific issues, mainly related to the occupational structure and the quality of work. The teaching approach is based on the international comparison, national case studies and critical discussion on the challenges and policy implications. The course will include a part concerning methods, use of labour indicators and statistical data set on international employment and labour markets.

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