The global economy is still stuck in the aftermath of the worst economic crisis in 80 years and the legacy has been tens of millions unemployed, a large proportion of productive capacity lying idle, and vast quantities of output and income foregone and lost forever.
The political landscape seems divorced from this reality and instead of creating jobs, governments are seeking ways to impose fiscal austerity to reduce their budget deficits at a time when private spending is still mostly weak.
The Conference seeks to explore the apparent contradictions of the policy stances that are now emerging amidst the global unemployment crisis.
The University of Newcastle, Australia
7-8 December 2011
CALL FOR PAPERS NOW OPEN - TOPICS:
Papers in any area of labour market analysis will be of
interest, particularly in the following research and policy areas:
*Reflections on the global financial crisis? Fiscal
austerity, reform agendas etc.
*Any research on unemployment - its dimensions, causes, cures.
*The labour market and the ageing 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
Contributions can be made to both the Refereed (peer reviewed) or Non -
Refereed papers will be included in a printed volume of conference
proceedings (which will constitute a referred conference paper under
Australian government rules).
***AMENDED INFORMATION ***
The New deadline for both types of abstracts is:
Monday 1st August 2011 5pm.
Those interested are asked to visit our website:
the formatting requirements needed for the submission of papers as well
as paper deadlines.
Please submit your abstract to the CofFEE office:
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Registration is now open for our conference. Please go to:
http://e1.newcastle.edu.au/coffee/events/registration.cfm to register
Our registration fees are as follows:
Early Bird Rate: $380 (until the 31st October 2011, save $50 on the
standard registration fee)
Concession: $260 (applies to full time student, government pensioners
and the unemployed only)
Single Day Rate: $260
Single Day Concession Rate: $170
All fees are in Australian Dollars. The Early Bird, Standard and Full
Concession rates all include the conference dinner.
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