Major Theme: The Unemployment Aftermath of the Crisis
Please note the venue and date of this conference has changed. The conference will no longer be held in Darwin in July as originally stated.
The 14th Path to Full Employment Conference/19th National Unemployment Conference will be held at the University of Newcastle on Wednesday, December 4th and Thursday,December 5th, 2013.
The major theme will be focused on reconstructing a full employment narrative at a time when fiscal austerity is undermining employment growth.
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 remain unemployed, a large proportion of productive capacity is 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 intergenerational effects. Instead of creating jobs, governments are seeking ways to impose 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.
While papers in any area of labour market analysis will be of interest, papers will be particularly welcome in the following research and policy areas:
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