The Aftermath of The Crisis (CofFEE Conference 20)
Venue: University of Newcastle
|Event Date/Time: Dec 02, 2010||End Date/Time: Dec 03, 2010|
|Registration Date: Nov 22, 2010|
|Early Registration Date: Oct 31, 2010|
|Abstract Submission Date: Jul 12, 2010|
|Paper Submission Date: Sep 27, 2010|
In Australia, unemployment did not rise as much as was expected but rising underemployment appears to have borne the major brunt of the economic downturn. At present, total labour underutilisation is estimated by the ABS to be around 13.5 per cent.
The Centre of Full Employment and Equity (CofFEE) will hold its annual conference again in December this year. This will be the 12th Path to Full Employment Conference and the 17th National Conference on Unemployment.
The theme for this yearâ€™s conference is â€œThe Aftermath of the Crisisâ€, will focus on the recovery phase and will share ideas from the best researchers in the area about how we can quickly reduce the labour market slack that is now evident.
****CALL FOR PAPERS NOW OPEN
While papers in any area of labour market analysis will be of interest, papers will be particularly welcome in the following research and policy areas:
â€¢ Reflections on the global financial crisis? Reform agendas etc.
â€¢ Any research on unemployment - its dimensions, causes, cures.
â€¢ The labour market and the intergenerational debate.
â€¢ The policy challenge of emerging skill shortages and underutilisation
- how do we design effective solutions to both?
â€¢ The increasing problem of underemployment and marginal workers.
â€¢ Why has work become more precarious? Is it a problem? What are the solutions?
â€¢ What is full employment? How is it defined and measured? How close are we to achieving full employment? What are the challenges that remain?
â€¢ Employment guarantees versus income guarantees - pros and cons.
â€¢ Why do disparities in regional labour markets persist? What is the extent of the problem and its solutions? Spatial patterns of work and housing.
â€¢Long term, youth, disabled and indigenous unemployment.