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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.

Funding Scheme

THN - Thematic network contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Address
11,Roetersstraat 11
1018 WB Amsterdam
Netherlands

Participants (13)

CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF SACRED HEART
Italy
Address
Largo A.gemelli 1
20123 Milano
CENTRE FOR EUROPEAN ECONOMIC RESEARCH
Germany
Address
Hl 7-1
68161 Mannheim
ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Ireland
Address
Burlington Road 4
Dublin
LIMBURG INSTITUTE FOR BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC RESEARCH
Netherlands
Address
53,Tongersestraat 53
6200 MD Maastricht
LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
United Kingdom
Address
Houghton Street
London
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
Address
Manor Road Building
OX1 3UQ Oxford
THE LOW PAY RESEARCH TRUST
United Kingdom
Address
Amwell Street, 27/29
EC1R 1TL London
THE RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF THE FINNISH ECONOMY
Finland
Address
Loennrotinkatu, 4B
00120 Helsinki
UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO
Portugal
Address
Gualtar
4700 Braga
UNIVERSITAIRE FACULTEITEN SINT-IGNATIUS ANTWERPEN VZW
Belgium
Address
13,Prinsstraat 13
2000 Anvers /Antwerpen
UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN
United Kingdom
Address
Dunbar Street Edward Wright Building
AB24 3QY Aberdeen
UNIVERSITÉ MONTESQUIEU - BORDEAUX IV
France
Address
Avenue Leon Duguit
33608 Pessac
UTRECHT UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
Address
Heidelberglaan, 2
3508 TC Utrecht