Workshops and seminars

Listing of UCW training, workshops and awareness-raising events.



Labor Markets in Transition in China, Mongolia and Central Asia
From 28/09/2017 to 29/09/2017
The Italian Centre for International Development (ICID), IZA, the School of Labor and Human Resources of Renmin University of China and the program Understanding Children’s Work (UCW) are organizing a workshop on labor markets in China, Mongolia and the Central Asian Republics of the Former Soviet Union. This workshop wants to bring together junior and senior researchers who analyze these labor markets in a rigorous fashion. While we invite contributions covering any aspect of labor market adjustment in these countries, one focus of the workshop will be the experience of young workers, where we are particularly interested in school-to-work transitions of young workers and in youth who early enter the labor market. Other important topics are the labor market experience of migrant workers during the crisis and beyond, measurement issues related to informality and job quality, as well as the costs of worker displacement during the crisis and more generally during episodes of restructuring.
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Child labour in Mexico
From 13/09/2017 to 13/09/2017
The Understanding Children’s Work (UCW) Programme and the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leono (UANL) are convening academics and development practitioners in a one-day workshop to present recent research on child labour in Mexico, and to contribute to advances towards its elimination.
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Turkey Labor Market Network meeting
From 26/01/2017 to 27/01/2017
Bahcesehir University Center for Economic and Social Research, the Understanding Children’s Work (UCW) programme and the World Bank will co-host the seventh Turkey Labor Market Network Meeting on January 26th, Thursday at the Besiktas Campus of Bahcesehir University. The goal of the event is to present new research, pinpoint research gaps, and discuss new labor market policies as well as changes in old policies. Academicians, policy makers and representatives of non-governmental organizations who work on the labor markets in Turkey are all invited to attend and present.
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The Chinese Labor Market in Transition Workshop
From 18/11/2016 to 19/11/2016
As China implements labor reforms and faces changes in demography and labor dynamics, a clear understanding of the labor market transition is essential. The Renmin University of China in collaboration with UCW, the ILO and IZA is organizing a two-day workshop to analyze the Chinese labor market in a rigorous fashion. The workshop will cover any aspect of labor market adjustment in China, with attention particularly devoted to the school -to-work transitions of young workers and to youth who early enter the labor market. Other important topics will be the labor market experience of migrant workers during the crisis and beyond, measurement issues related to informality and job quality, as well as the costs of worker displacement during the crisis and more generally during episodes of restructuring. The workshop will also represent an occasion for an in-depth discussion of labor measurement issues arising from the adoption of the 19th International Conference of Labor Statisticians (ICLS) Resolution.
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Workshop on Job Quality in Post-transition, Emerging and Developing Countries
From 13/10/2016 to 14/10/2016
The labor economics literature has seen a growing interest in the role of job quality over the last years. To a large extent, this interest stems from substantial impacts of the quality of employment on important aspects of people‘s lives, ranging from productivity to health and life expectancy. Not surprisingly, the issue of job quality stays high on the public policy agenda, including national governments and international organizations. The G20 Leaders have adopted last year in Antalya the G20 framework on promoting quality jobs and asked the OECD and the ILO to assist monitoring progress in promoting not only more but also better jobs along the lines of the agreed framework. Work is ongoing at the World Bank, the OECD and the ILO on mapping different dimensions of job quality into concrete policies in different countries.
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Gender and the labour market
From 12/10/2016 to 12/10/2016
ICID, UCW and SITES are organizing a one-day workshop to present recent research on gender differences in the labour market and to contribute filling in the knowledge gap concerning the causes of gender discrimination in the labour market. A theme of particular focus will be the role of gender discrimination on education access and its consequences on employment outcomes, with particular emphasis on child labour, early entry in the labour market and the school-to-work transition. The workshop will bring together academics and development practitioners on issues related to gender discrimination in the labour market.
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