Employment, inequalities and discrimination in the global labour market

A.A. 2020/2021
6
Crediti massimi
40
Ore totali
SSD
IUS/07 SPS/09
Lingua
Inglese
Obiettivi formativi
Non definiti
Risultati apprendimento attesi
Non definiti
Programma e organizzazione didattica

Edizione unica

Responsabile
Periodo
Primo trimestre
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 different times.
The program will be the same, but there will be an oral (and not written examination) always on MIcrosoft Teams.
Programma
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
Prerequisiti
None
Metodi didattici
Lectures, Learning by doing, Problem based learning
Materiale di riferimento
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
Modalità di verifica dell’apprendimento e criteri di valutazione
Written test divided into two parts, one for each part of the course; composed of multiple choice and open questions
IUS/07 - DIRITTO DEL LAVORO - CFU: 3
SPS/09 - SOCIOLOGIA DEI PROCESSI ECONOMICI E DEL LAVORO - CFU: 3
Lezioni: 40 ore
Docente/i
Ricevimento:
Giovedì 12.30-15.30. Dal giorno 27 febbraio si svolge via skype. Si prega di inviare una mail di richiesta indicando il contatto skype per essere richiamati
Dipartimento di Scienze Sociali e Politiche - Stanza 14 - secondo piano
Ricevimento:
Mercoledi ore 14-17 - Dal 9 Settembre previo appuntamento via mail: renata.semenza@unimi.it
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