by Johnny Runge (April, 2017)
This report was commissioned by Unions21 to better understand the changing landscape of the future UK labour market. Its purpose is to a) identify industries with high projected employment growth and b) analyse worker characteristics in these industries, in order to inform subsequent market research for Unions21 regarding workers’ views towards trade unions and collective bargaining. The report draws on already available forecasting data on the UK labour market, primarily the most recent Working Futures report from 2016 by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES), which forecasts employment trends in the UK in the decade leading up to 2024.
by Amparo Nagore Garcia (April, 2017)
Using administrative data from Spanish Social Security for the period 2002-2013, we explore differences between unemployed men and women in their probabilities to find a job, their initial wages if they find a new job, and the likelihood to fall back into unemployment. We estimate bivariate proportional hazard models for unemployment duration and for the consecutive job duration for men and women separately, and decompose the gender gap using a non-linear Oaxaca decomposition. Gender differentials in labour market outcomes are procyclical, probably due to the procyclical nature of typically male occupations. While a higher level of education protects women in particular from unemployment, having children hampers women’s employment and initial wages after unemployment. There are lower gender gaps in the public sector and in high technology- firms. Decompositions show that the gender gaps are not explained by differences in sample composition. Indeed, if women had similar characteristics to men, the gender gap would be even wider.
by Audrey Bousselin (April, 2017)
The economic literature provides mixed evidence of the relationship between local childcare provision and maternal employment. We document this question further by focusing on the role of the provision of childcare services close to the family’s residential location. We use a simultaneous equations approach to estimate the employment and childcare decisions of mothers of children aged 0-3, conditional on their residential location. Our estimates are based on a rich data set, which matches household and individual level microdata for Luxembourg in conjunction with municipality level data (provision of childcare services and other local amenities) and travel time distances for the year 2011. In line with the evidence provided by the recent literature, we find that, in a context where the female employment rate and the availability of childcare have increased over the last years, policies that make childcare services more widely accessible have no effect on maternal employment.
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Time and place: 29/06/2017 in London, UK
A series of lunchtime seminars by NIESR staff and visiting academics on a wide ranging number of topics covering current research and future areas of study. Seminars take place over lunchtime from 1-2pm. Details of forthcoming seminars can be found in the link.
Time and place: 09/06/2017 in Berlin, Germany
The EUROFRAME group of research institutes (CASE, CPB, DIW, ESRI, ETLA, IfW, NIESR, OFCE, PROMETEIA, WIFO) will hold its fourteenth annual Conference on Economic Policy Issues in the European Union in Berlin on Friday 9 June 2017. The aim of the conference is to provide an economic forum for debate on economic policy issues relevant … Continued
Time and place: 26/06/2017 in Brussels, Belgium
The purpose of the event is to bring together policy makers, academics, and practitioners to engage in a lively discussion on four timely topics related to labour market matching processes: Refugee labour market integration, Changing nature of jobs, Learning Technology Data Modeling, Curating and Analitics, and Vacancy mining and analysis
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