The Aftermath of The Crisis (CofFEE Conference 20)

Venue: University of Newcastle

Location: Callaghan, NSW, Australia

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
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2010 will likely be a year of recovery for the labour market after the global economic crisis, although some doubt remains about the robustness of the world economy.

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 year’s conference is “The Aftermath of the Crisis”, 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.

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:

• Reflections on the global financial crisis? Reform agendas etc.
• Any research on unemployment - its dimensions, causes, cures.
• The labour market and the intergenerational debate.
• The policy challenge of emerging skill shortages and underutilisation
- how do we design effective solutions to both?
• The increasing problem of underemployment and marginal workers.
• Why has work become more precarious? Is it a problem? What are the solutions?
• What is full employment? How is it defined and measured? How close are we to achieving full employment? What are the challenges that remain?
• Employment guarantees versus income guarantees - pros and cons.
• Why do disparities in regional labour markets persist? What is the extent of the problem and its solutions? Spatial patterns of work and housing.
•Long term, youth, disabled and indigenous unemployment.


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Additional Information

*** DEADLINES Abstracts: Monday 12th July 2010 5pm Refereed Papers: Monday 27th September 2010 (draft for refereeing process)Final paper and registration payment will be required by 31st October 2010. Non-Refereed Papers: Monday 1st November 2010 - payment of registration fee also to be made by this time. Contributions can be made to both the Refereed (peer reviewed) or Non - Refereed streams. Refereed papers will be included in a printed volume of conference proceedings (which will constitute a refereed conference paper under Australian government rules). Those interested are asked to visit our website: for the formatting requirements needed for the submission of papers as well as paper deadlines. Please submit your abstract to the CofFEE office: