Workshops and seminars

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



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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Closing the Evidence Gap on Interventions to Address Child Labor Workshop
From 29/09/2016 to 29/09/2016
According to the most recent ILO estimates, 215 million children are trapped in child labor worldwide, of which 115 million work in hazardous conditions while 6 million are victims of forced labor. Child labor is a complex phenomenon influenced by a multitude of factors, and is often exacerbated by situations of fragility, conflict and violence (FCV), where social protection systems might be at their weakest or non-existent. While a large set of policy instruments can be used to tackle child labor, predicting the impact of such interventions is far from straightforward. Indeed, limited evidence exists on the impact of policies and programs on child labor therefore hampering policy efforts to address the child labor issues. To help close this evidence gap, the Canadian Development Economics Study Group, World Bank’s Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) and the ILO’s Understanding Children’s Work (UCW) Programme are organizing a workshop to take stock of existing evidence on the efficacy of policy interventions to address child labor, with a particular focus on FCV settings. The workshop also aims to experiment with promising policy interventions that might have higher returns and to foster dialogue between practitioners and academic experts on child labor policies. The two key objectives of the workshop will consist of: (i) discussing and validating findings from a review paper on the state of knowledge and gaps on the effects of different child labor policy interventions; and (ii) formulating a research agenda to investigate how public works programs might influence child labor outcomes in developing and fragile contexts.
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The transition from school to work
From 10/03/2016 to 10/03/2016
The UCW Programme and the School of Labor and Human Resources of the Renmin University of China are organizing a one day seminar to present recent research on the transition from school to work, on the impact of early entry in the labour market and its linkages with educational and youth employment outcomes. The seminar will also aim at identifying key information gaps relating to these themes, thereby helping to guide future research efforts.
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