Employment, inequalities and discrimination in the global labour market

A.Y. 2020/2021
6
Max ECTS
40
Overall hours
SSD
IUS/07 SPS/09
Language
English
Learning objectives
Undefined
Expected learning outcomes
Undefined
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First trimester
Should the Covid emergency be ongoing by the time of the course, it will be held online on Microsoft teams and it will be registered so that you could attend it also in difffrent times.
The program will be the same, but there will be an oral (and not written examination) always on MIcrosoft Teams.
Course syllabus
Unit 1: From the socio-economic perspective, the first part of the course explains the theoretical validation of the transformation occurred in las decades from inequalities between positions or social classes (corresponding to the ideal of equality of positions) to inequalities between groups or individuals (corresponding to the ideal of equality of opportunities). We analyse, also empirically, the configurations of inequalities within the labour markets (wages, labour conditions, contracts, social protection) and the effect of segregation in occupations and activity sectors. Then, the course presents the main economic theories of discrimination, both mainstream and unconventional, and examines cases of work discrimination, connected in particular to the gender dimension and national-ethnic origin. Finally, the course considers the antidiscrimination institutional framework, at the European level, which involves policies, measures and strategies adopted by individual states and the European Commission, in order to reduce discrimination in the workplace.
Unit 2: the legal antidiscrimination law framework: international conventions, European and italian law. the legal case of discrimination - discrimination on grunds of gender - the new antidiscrimination law: race, etnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability
Prerequisites for admission
None
Teaching methods
Lectures, Learning by doing, Problem based learning
Teaching Resources
Unit 1:
Basic readings
Bertrand M ., Mullainathan S. (2004) Are Emily and Greg more Employable than Lakisha and Jamal? A field experiment on labour market discrimination, The American Economic Review, September
European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) 2017 Gender segregation in education, training and the labour market; Review of the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action in the EU Member States
Grimshaw, D., Fagan, C., Hebson, G. & Tavora, I. (Eds.) (2017). Making work more equal : A new labour segmentation approach. Manchester: Manchester University Press; Chapter 1 and Chapter 16
OECD (2008), Chapter 3 "The Price of Prejudice: Labour Market Discrimination on the Grounds of Gender and Ethnicity", in OECD Employment Outlook 2008, OECD Publishing, Paris, https://doi.org/10.1787/empl_outlook-2008-5-en

Unit 2: C. Barnard, Eu Employment Law, Oxford Eu Law Library, 4th ed. -dPart. III ch. 6,7,8 pp.253-40
Assessment methods and Criteria
Written test divided into two parts, one for each part of the course; composed of multiple choice and open questions
IUS/07 - LABOUR LAW - University credits: 3
SPS/09 - ECONOMIC SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY OF WORK AND ORGANIZATIONS - University credits: 3
Lessons: 40 hours
Professor(s)
Reception:
Tuesday h. 2-5 PM
Room 15