Date/Time: Tuesday 22 April 2014 15:00 - 17:00
Speaker: Prof. Duncan Gallie (University of Oxford - Nuffield College)
Location: Sala del Capitolo, Badia Fiesolana
Comparative research on the changing quality of work has been based primarily on evidence from periods of economic growth and relative prosperity. The recent economic crisis makes it possible for the first time to study the implications of economic downturn for work conditions and employment relationships. The presentation draws on data from 19 countries collected as part of the European Social survey, allowing a comparison between 2004 and 2010. It focuses in particular upon the way the economic crisis affected the development of skills, as well as its implications for job control, work intensity, job security and wider social integration. A central concern is to examine the extent to which differences in institutional systems between European countries mediated the severity of the crisis for employees’ well-being. It considers the adequacy of 'regime’ theories of varieties of capitalism in accounting for the divergent country experiences of the crisis.
Contact: Alina Maria Vlad (EUI) - Send a mail
Organiser: Hans Peter Blossfeld (EUI)
Organized and financed by: the European Research Council within the framework of the eduLIFE project.