Labour markets and globalization

A.A. 2018/2019
6
Crediti massimi
40
Ore totali
SSD
SPS/09
Lingua
Inglese
Obiettivi formativi
The course of sociology of work provides a comparative analysis of the core issues in the labour market of contemporary capitalism. The approach will privilege globalization as a process unifying national labour markets.
Students who attend the course will be able to:
-Develop a conceptual framework for thinking about the main structural changes occurring in the economy, such as the growing role of the service sector, and to show how these concepts are implemented in a variety of contexts -Identify the main concepts and tools in labour market analysis from the socio-economic perspective, following the internal/external and occupational labour market models -Explore a selection of current research topics relevant to the understanding of the globalization process. Delocalization, outsourcing and modularization of production and services are among them.
- Develop a comprehensive overview of the current international division of labour, the migration processes and the new forms of labour market segmentation -Familiarize with statistical sources and international databases on employment and labour market conditions The course is based on the collective discussion of selected papers and case studies; exercises on the international databases
Risultati apprendimento attesi
Non definiti
Programma e organizzazione didattica

Edizione unica

Responsabile
Periodo
Secondo trimestre
STUDENTI FREQUENTANTI
Programma
From the socio-economic perspective, the course deals with the main labour market theories and trends. It will consider - the decline in the employment-to-population rate, -the changing pattern in production (service sector), -the instability/ precarization of labour (nonstandard and informal work), -the declining wage shares and growing wage inequality; -the internationalization of the production process (importance of multinational companies); -the international migrations. After a general introduction on the meaning and definition of labour market changes in the contemporary society, the course will consider the globalization's effects on labour market, deepening specific issues, mainly related to the occupational structure and the quality of work.The approach will privilege globalization as a process unifying national labour markets. The first part aims at providing the basic tools for socio-economic understanding of globalization process and its effects on labour markets.The basic literature on global economy will be reviewed looking at topics such as the international division of labour and the global value chain. The second part completes the first one, looking more in depth several criticall topics such as workers mobility, vulnerable employment, gender disparity, low-wage-work. The course will include a module concerning methods, use of labour indicators and statistical data set on international employment and labour markets.
The teaching approach is based on the international comparison, national case studies and critical discussion on the emerging challenges, dilemmas and policy implications.
Prerequisiti
Assessment
Oral presentations, participation, final written test
Metodi didattici
The teaching approach is based on the international comparison, national case studies and critical discussion on the emerging challenges, dilemmas and policy implications. The course is based also on exercises on the international database
Materiale di riferimento
Therborn G. (2011) The World: A Beginner's Guide, Cambridge Polity Press;
Gereffi G. (2010) The Global Economy: Organization, Governance, and Development in Smelser-Swedberg (edited by) Handbook of Economic Sociology, Princeton University Press;
Berger S. (2005) How we compete: what companies around the world are doing to make it in today's global economy, NY, Doubleday;
Williams S., Bradley H., Devadason R., Erickson M. (2013) Globalization and Work, Cambridge: Polity.

Additional papers and readings will be added during the course.
STUDENTI NON FREQUENTANTI
Programma
From the socio-economic perspective, the course deals with the main labour market theories and trends. The course will consider the globalization's effects on labour market, deepening specific issues, mainly related to the occupational structure and the quality of work. The approach will privilege globalization as a process unifying national labour markets.
Prerequisiti
Assessment:
written test
Materiale di riferimento
Therborn G. (2011) The World: A Beginner's Guide, Cambridge Polity Press; (selection of chapters)
Gereffi G. (2010) The Global Economy: Organization, Governance, and Development in Smelser-Swedberg (edited by) Handbook of Economic Sociology, Princeton University Press;
Fevre R. (1992) The Sociology of Labour Markets, Harvester Whehastehaf
SPS/09 - SOCIOLOGIA DEI PROCESSI ECONOMICI E DEL LAVORO - CFU: 6
Lezioni: 40 ore
Docente: Semenza Renata
Docente/i
Ricevimento:
Mercoledi ore 14-17 - Dal 9 Settembre previo appuntamento via mail: renata.semenza@unimi.it
Dipartimento di Scienze Sociali e Politiche -