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Panel 7: Inequalities and labour market polarisation

Tuesday 28 June, 11:30-13:00

Inequality has been broadly recognised as harmful to not only the social fabric but also economic growth. While trade unions represent a major force for the promotion of equality, labour market polarisation has driven income inequality throughout Europe. What are the factors behind labour market polarisation and what explains differences in this regard among countries in Europe? Does digitalisation represent a qualitative change? What are the trends in the demand for skills in Europe? To what extent do changes in income inequality lead to inequality of opportunities? What is the best way of responding to labour market inequality?

Speakers:

Discussant:

  • Josef Středula, ČMKOS Czech-Moravian Confederation of Trade Unions - PRESENTATION

Moderator:

  • Martin Myant, ETUI

Read the short summary of this panel debate.

For further reading:

European Jobs Monitor annual report 2016

Lewandoski and Keister, 2016: A routine transition? Causes and consequences of the changing content of jobs in Central and Eastern Europe
 

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