The Society of Labor Economists will hold the 26th Annual Meetings on May 14-15, 2021 at the Sonesta Philadelphia, 1800 Market Street Philadelphia, PA, 19103.
Call for papers: 2019 joint Cedefop and OECD Symposium: The next steps for Apprenticeship
May 2021Philadelphia, United States
The aim of the 2021 workshop of IZA's Environment, Health, and Labor Markets program area is to bring together researchers analyzing the impact of environmental factors and health policies on labor market outcomes, human capital outcomes, industrial activity, production decisions and demographic outcomes.
4th IZA/Higher School of Economics Workshop: Thirty Years after the Fall of the Iron Curtain: The Contribution of Labor Market Adjustment to Transition and ConvergenceOnline
This is an updated call for papers as the workshop planned for 2020 was cancelled due the COVID-19 crisis. We still would like to keep the overall theme developed for 2020, but we also intend to include two sessions that deal with the impact of COVID-19 on labor markets in post-transition and emerging economies.
Despite efforts to mitigate the extent of climate change, exposure to extreme events such as heatwaves, floods, and hurricanes will become more prevalent for the entire world’s population. In addition to causing damages to the environment and human health, climate change as well as adaptation to global warming pose challenges for the functioning of labor markets. In particular, this raises questions about the implications of climate change for a range of labor market outcomes, among others human capital formation, migration decisions, location decisions of firms, labor supply and productivity of workers, and labor demand across occupations.Online
Kevin Lang (Boston University and IZA), President of the Society of Labor Economists (SOLE) and Daniel S. Hamermesh (Barnard College and IZA), IZA Network Director will attend the meeting and will share some thoughts with about the 20 years of the IZA/SOLE Transatlantic Meeting of Labor Economists. In addition, two participants from the very first IZA/SOLE meeting Petra Todd (University of Pennsylvania and IZA) and Coen Teulings (University of Cambridge and IZA) have agreed to present new work at this year’s meeting again.
We are pleased to invite submissions for the next IZA Workshop on Labor Market Institutions. The aim of the meeting is to bring together senior and junior researchers to discuss their most recent research related to labor market institutions.Madrid, Spain
The 2020 World Employment Conference originally planned to take place from September 29 to October 1 in Madrid, Spain has been postponed to September 2021.Padua, Italy
The European Association of Labour Economists are pleased to invite all labour economists to submit papers for presentations at the 33rd Annual Conference of the European Association of Labour Economists, to be held in Padua Italy, 16-18 September 2021.
4th IDSC of IZA Workshop: Matching Workers and Jobs Online - New Developments and Opportunities for Social Science and PracticeOnline
Like many forms of economic exchange, the process of matching workers to jobs has rapidly migrated online in the last two decades. Thus, understanding how online labor matching mechanisms work; how they affect economic outcomes like employment, wages, and inequality; and learning how to take advantages of the ‘big data’ that are generated by online markets all have important implications for the future of labor.
The joint Cedefop/OECD symposium on apprenticeship brings together policy makers, practitioners and researchers from around the world to consider new research exploring the next steps for apprenticeship provision.
The symposium organisers would welcome contributions on how apprenticeship provision is changing or would need to change in response to external mega trends, such as socio-demographic and socio-economic changes, new technologies and labour market changes, new forms of work organisation, trends in education and training.
If you would like to submit an abstract, please download the Call for papers. Deadline for abstract and CV: 3 June 2019
If you would like to participate without an abstract contribution, please save the date. Registration will open in early June.
Apprenticeship provision has a long history of enabling the transitions for young people from education into sustained skilled employment. Dependent on deep employer engagement, apprenticeships have proven to be an effective means of ensuring that the formative education and training of learners is well aligned to actual labour market needs.
In recent years, governments across Europe and the OECD have invested considerable resource in improving apprenticeship provision, introducing and reforming apprenticeships to reach ever more learners, both young people and increasingly adults. The consistent aim has been to ensure that apprenticeships are attractive to learners, to employers and to society, providing apprentices with skills demanded by employers while contributing to societal and economic well-being (OECD 2018). With countries developing apprenticeships within some very different policy approaches and national contexts (Cedefop, 2018), peer-learning opportunities are strong.
It is timely to look at the future of apprenticeship from the perspective of a number of external mega trends - such as socio-demographic changes, new technologies and new forms of work organisation, trends in education and training - and consider how they have affected (or will affect) the design and delivery of apprenticeship and policy approaches towards its provision.
Areas for contributions
Against this backdrop, the symposium organisers would welcome contributions on how apprenticeship provision is changing or would need to change in response to the following areas:
1 - Socio-demographic and socio-economic long-term structural trends: The potential demand for apprenticeships is affected by several factors, including: ageing population, increasing diversity, migration trends, growing employment in areas of the economy traditionally not served by apprenticeships.
2 - New technologies and labour market changes: Technological advancements produce profound changes in the labour market, affecting the purpose and content of apprenticeship provision. Artificial intelligence, robotics, overall digitalisation lead to radical changes related to the demand of skills and the need for retraining against the risks of jobs polarisation and social exclusion.
3 - New forms of work organisation: Relevance of apprenticeships is affected by the transformations in the way people work and the concept of the workplace. Several trends emerge, including the rise of gig economy and self-employment, remote working, jobs across borders.
4 - Trends in education and training: Function and purpose of apprenticeships in VET national systems is challenged by several policy trends, including: rebalance between generic/transversal skills and occupation specific skills, the use of learning-outcomes based approaches, diffusion of new learning modes and technologies, expansion of work-based learning beyond traditional areas and of vocationally oriented education and training at higher levels.
Contributions referring to other mega trends are also welcome, as long as they remain relevant to understanding possible implications for apprenticeship policies and provision. As well as considering research findings, the symposium organisers seek out examples of innovative practice responding to the changing character of apprenticeship provision.
Full papers submission, presentation and publication
On the basis of abstracts and CVs (deadline for submission: 3 June 2019), the symposium programme group will select contributions that are eligible for publication and invite their authors to submit a draft full paper.
Deadline for submission of draft full paper for accepted abstracts: 13 September 2019
The full papers for accepted abstracts will be included in a publication that will be finalised following the symposium. Due to programme constraints, not all papers will be presented during the symposium. The authors of the papers selected for presentation will be invited to attend the symposium.
A short symposium report with key findings will also be published.
For more information on how to submit your abstract, please download the Call for papers.
Agenda, participation and registration
The preliminary agenda will be announced in early June on this page and registration will be open.
Participation will be free of charge.