The 42nd International Working Party on Labour Market Segmentation (IWPLMS) conference aims to explore the challenges and opportunities arising from transformations in the world of work with a specific focus on the multifaceted dimensions of labour market segmentation.
The conference will take place at Copenhagen Business School on September 5-6, 2024, with IER’s Professor Trine Larsen being one of the local organisers. Abstract submission deadline is March 15, 2024. For more information please visit the conference website.
As part of part of LMI for All's mission to provide the latest information about the state of skills demand and supply, the webinar will provide insights into the current state of skill mismatches.
Hosted by IER and moderated by Terence Hogarth, the online event takes place on Wednesday, 28 Feb 2024, 10:00 - 12:00 hours GMT. It consists of three expert presentations with opportunities for questions. Book your ticket here.
Last year, 2023, was The European Year of Skills. Its purpose was to address skills shortages and promote reskilling and upskilling. It is also intended that workers acquire the right skills to access quality jobs. Such aims are laudable and extend the strong and continuous emphasis on the importance of skills by the European Commission. However, policy on management is also needed.
It is almost seven years since the introduction of the apprenticeship reforms in Spring 2017. Since then, apprenticeship provision has changed dramatically for both apprentices and apprentice employers.
The publication of the latest apprenticeship data enables an analysis of a further complete 12 months of the apprenticeship programme, the lasting effects of the 2017 apprenticeship reforms (of which the levy has been the most impactful) as well as the more recent pandemic.
IER’s Dr Sangwoo Lee presented one of his recent research papers at the Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE) Seminar on 23 January 2024. This paper, co-authored with Prof Francis Green at UCL, examines trends in job quality, the gender job quality disparity and the job quality premium.