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Can improving low-skilled consummer services jobs help european job growth?

Can improving low-skilled consummer services jobs help european job growth?

Objective

Continuation of successful low-wage employment research network Lower is proposed, focusing on contribution professionalisation of low-skilled consumer services can make to European job growth and to quality of life of the low skilled, and how changes in training can support this. Project examines role of private consumption in differing relationship between GDP growth and employment in EU and US, and potential stimulus to consumer demand in EU from improved quality of services. It examines how low skilled may benefit from improved job structures in services, how this fits with their capabilities (high levels of literacy in Europe) and preferences between paid and unpaid work. It also considers how professionalisation relates to industrial organisation of services. Overall it aims to mitigate labour market problems of low skilled by integrating them in the Knowledge Society. In co-ordinating the research of its members in these fields the network will organise nine workshops and conferences to stimulate a research programme and output highly relevant to European employment policy.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM

Address

11,Roetersstraat 11
1018 Wb Amsterdam

Netherlands

Administrative Contact

J. NOORDA

Participants (13)

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CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF SACRED HEART

Italy

CENTRE FOR EUROPEAN ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Germany

ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Ireland

LIMBURG INSTITUTE FOR BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Netherlands

LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE

United Kingdom

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

United Kingdom

THE LOW PAY RESEARCH TRUST

United Kingdom

THE RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF THE FINNISH ECONOMY

Finland

UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO

Portugal

UNIVERSITAIRE FACULTEITEN SINT-IGNATIUS ANTWERPEN VZW

Belgium

UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITÉ MONTESQUIEU - BORDEAUX IV

France

UTRECHT UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

Project information

Grant agreement ID: HPSE-CT-1999-00021

  • Start date

    1 March 2000

  • End date

    31 May 2004

Funded under:

FP5-HUMAN POTENTIAL

  • Overall budget:

    € 516 988

  • EU contribution

    € 516 988

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM

Netherlands