Summary and materials from the special session at the IBS and WB Conference launching our new international project "Youth Employment PartnerSHIP" - Warsaw, January 16.
We launched our new project during a special session of the IBS and the World Bank Conference „Globalization, work, and distributional tensions in Europe and Central Asia”. Researchers from institutions implementing the project presented the newest research on youth employment in the European labour market - focusing on, among others, traps of being a temp in Italy, the impact of a minimum income scheme in Spain, as well as flexible hours for young mothers.
Lucia Gorjon from the University of the Basque Country showed that the minimum income scheme in the Basque Country on average do not delay entry into the labour market of its beneficiaries (→ presentation; paper). She also showed that the public employment services, especially the training programmes, increases the probability of finding a new job for minimum income scheme beneficiaries.
Astrid Kunze from the Norwegian School of Economics has found that after a childcare reform in Norway has been introduced, mothers of young children are more likely to use non-ordinary work hours to increase family-work balance (→ abstract). She argued that childcare policy and traditional parental leave policy are both important tools to help mothers stay in the labour market.
Francesco Trentini from the University of Torino showed that temporary contracts in Italy induce a negative effect on employability (→ presentation). He claimed that formal contract history is an important proxy of individual ability, concluding that temporary contracts induce scarring effects on new entrants.
Photo gallery (all photos by Kuba Kiljan)
The „Youth employment partnerSHIP - evaluation studies in Spain, Hungary, Italy and Poland” project benefits from 1,8 million € grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment. The Fund supports international project initiatives that promote sustainable and quality youth employment in Europe.
More on the IBS and WB Conference: http://ibs.org.pl/en/events/globalization-work-and-distributional-tensions-in-europe-and-central-asia/