The Centre of Full Employment and Equity (CofFEE) is pleased to announce the 14th Path to Full Employment and 19th National Unemployment Conference.
Please note that the date and location of this conference has changed. The conference will now be held at the University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia on the 4th and 5th December 2013.
The theme of the 2013 conference will be "Reconstructing a Full Employment Narrative". 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 remaining unemployed, a large proportion of productive capacity lying idle, and vast quantities of output and income foregone and lost forever. The downturn is now into its' fifth year and large economies such as the Eurozone and Britain are back in recession as fiscal austerity undermines their nascent recoveries.
The political landscape seems divorced from the reality that on-going recession is extremely costly and prolonged unemployment, especially high youth joblessness, has inter-generational effects. Instead of creating jobs, governments are seeking ways to undermine the labour markets by imposing fiscal austerity at a time when private spending is still mostly weak.
The Conference will seek to explore the apparent contradictions of the policy stances that are now entrenched and causing the prolonged global unemployment crisis.
For more information regarding the conference, please visit our conference website: http://e1.newcastle.edu.au/coffee/conferences/2013/index.cfm.
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