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Plenary C: Is the rise in inequality here to stay?

Thursday 25 September 16:00-17:30

Room: Belgium

Plenary C Is the rise in inequality here to stay?

Growing inequalities have become part of the development of the European labour market. This trend is however not equally distributed across the EU and unfolds differently across the income distribution, skills levels, working conditions, employment types, and unemployment risks. Questions for this panel are: what are the main drivers of inequalities? To what extent inequalities arise as a result of job losses and declining job quality for many groups in the labour market (i.e. skill polarisation, low pay, underemployment, involuntary atypical work, health) and how could this affect the economic and societal development of Europe?


− Raymond Torres, Director of the ILO Research Department - PRESENTATION

− Martin McKee, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

− Gabriele Zimmer, Chair of the European United Left/Nordic Green Left European Parliamentary Group

− Bea Cantillon, University of Antwerp - PRESENTATION

Discussant: Anne Demelenne, General Secratary of the General Labour Federation of Belgium (FGTB / ABVV)

Moderator: Philippe Pochet, ETUI

Next: Plenary D The future of jobs – is unemployment inevitable?

Interpretation in EN-ES-FR-IT