Workshops by Professor Steven Vallas
We're pleased to announce the next visit of the International Francqui Chair Professor, Steven Vallas.
During his stay in Belgium at the host institution CESO (Centre for Sociological Research-KUL), Professor Steven Vallas will pursue a research program on "Flexible Employment Regimes and Social Inequalities".
The research program is articulated in 5 workshops and a closing conference.
More details on the workshops on https://soc.kuleuven.be/ceso/wo/erlm/steve-vallas-workshops
We will welcome Prof. Vallas at HEC on December 14th, 12:00-5 pm
Neo-liberalism and 'Active' Labor Market Policies: Dilemmas and Debates
Organizer: Francois Pichault (ULg) and Ive Marx (UA)
Active labor market policies have assumed growing importance since the end of the nineties.The concept of flexicurity
(Wilthagen and Tross, 2004) has been particularly influential. Although under the financial crisis and austerity measures flexicurity
has received severe criticisms (Burroni and Keune, 2011), the concrete impact of such policy orientations, presumed to reduce
the risks of precariousness and job insecurity for nonstandard workers, strongly varies from country to country.
The result has generated a host of dilemmas concerning policy responses to long term unemployment, labor market subsidies for
older, disabled, or minority workers, as well as how best to combine security for workers facing transitions with the flexibility
that firms need to compete on the global stage. Moreover, the search for new trade-offs between flexibility and security
does not only emanate from public labor policies: it also results from experimental initiatives, emerging at a micro level
either in the private or non-profit sectors (Pulignano, Doerflinger, and DeFranceschi, 2016; Lorquet, Pichault and Orianne, 2015).
The papers in this workshop confront these issues, addressing theoretical and empirical questions regarding how labor market
uncertainties might best be managed in an era of rapid economic change.
Free access, Registration mandatory : http://soc.kuleuven.be/ceso/wo/erlm/forms/international-francquichair-1718/view