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Youth Precarious Employment: State and Policy Responses
21 September 2012 — 21 September 2012
Greenwich, University of
The struggles of young people across Europe to find stable and secure work are the subject of a free conference at the University of Greenwich.
Entitled Youth Precarious Employment: State and Policy Responses, the event is being hosted by the university’s Business School and takes place on Friday 21 September.
Dr Lefteris Krestos, Senior Lecturer in Employment Relations at the University of Greenwich, who organised the event, says: “In the UK and beyond, young people face a particularly difficult time as a consequence of economic difficulties arising from the financial crisis of 2008.
“Young people are far more likely than other groups to be struggling to find work and, when they do, the work is more likely to be precarious and insecure. The effects of precarious employment are particularly invidious on young workers and are more likely to lead to a general reduction in their life chances.”
Topics to be discussed at the conference include labour market policies, the minimum wage, work placement schemes, gender equality and social security. The experiences of young workers in EU countries such as Spain, Italy and Greece will also be highlighted.
Professor Geoff White, from the University of Greenwich, and Professor Richard Croucher, from the University of Middlesex, are jointly presenting on the subject of the minimum wage and youth rates.
Other speakers include Professor Guy Standing (University of Bath), Professor Monica Clua (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), George Ackers (University of Huddersfield), Anda Stamati (Greek TUC), Associate Professor Melanie Simms (University of Warwick) and Professor Miguel Martinez Lucio (University of Manchester).
The conference, which is part of the Economic and Social Research Council’s (ESRC) seminar series, takes place between 10.30am and 5.30pm on 21 September at Hamilton House, 15 Park Vista, Greenwich, London SE10 9LZ.
To register online, or for further information: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/about/schools/business/services/events/events/current/esrc-seminar-series-youth-precarious-employment-state-and-policy-responces