Arxiu de la categoria: SocInvest

Stream 26 – Espanet Phd Seminar “Social Investment and inequality: exploring redistributive dilemmas”

Next Friday, September 4th 12-14, Margarita Leon and I will chair the Espanet Ph.D. Seminar Stream 26 “Social Investment and inequality: exploring redistributive dilemmas”. The seminar is open to the public and we kindly invite you to participate via Teams following this link.

The program is the following:

  1. Jacob Didia Jensen, Dept. of Sociology and Social Work, Aalborg University – “Social policy and the common good – How the white middle class in Northern and Southern U.S. judge who is worthy of government support”
  2. Janna Goijaerts, Public Health and Primary Care, Leiden University Medical Centre, Institute of Public Administration, Leiden University – “Conceptualizing Health in the Social Investment Paradigm”
  3. Oda Nordheim, Dept. of Sociology and Political Science, NTNU Trondheim – “Social Protection and its Impact on Health: How types of social spending affect self-reported health in OECD-countries”

Online seminar on Youth in Italy

Next Monday, June 8th I am going to participate in the online seminar organized by AIS (Italian Association of Sociology) coordinated by Martina Visentin. In this seminar, I am presenting the results of the study I conducted on the impact of Social Investment policies on Italian youth, published in the volume from Routledge “Italian Youth in International Context: Belonging, Constraints and Opportunities”.

The seminar is in Italian and will take place on zoom.

“See” you there!

Young and Social Investment. The paradox of Italy

One of the principle of Social Investment lies in the promotion of the educational level of the young, in the assumption that having more education will help in access more good jobs. But what happen when the good jobs are scarcely available for the deficiencies of the labour demand? This is the question behind the chapter “The Social Investment challenge and young Italians”, published in the book Italian Youth in International Context. Belonging, Constraints and Opportunities, Routledge 2019. Continua llegint

Speaking about Social Investment and Young in Italy.

Last Wednesday April 10th, 2019, I was happy to participate in the open debates for Critical Thinking at the Università Pompeu Fabra, de Barcelona. I was invited to discuss a coming soon chapter on Social Investment and Young in Italy, which will be soon published by Routledge. Great discussion indeed!

The chapter analyze the social and economic condition of young in Italy, putting in evidence their disadvantaged labour market integration. The second part of the analysis takes in account two of the main policies proposed for facing this phenomenon (apprenticeship in higher education and youth guarantee).

The results show that more than a supply-side driven problem, the problem of young Italians lies in a weak demand for high-skilled workers, a scarce interest in investing in Human Resources and an institutional system which is not able to favor a smooth transition to the labour market.

Young without a cause

For the project Spazio Lavoro of the Foundation Feltrinelli, I have develop an analysis of what it means to be young in the contemporary Italian labour market. The chapter entitled “Gioventù bruciata? La condizione giovanile e la sfida del social investment” offers a review of the main indicators from Eurostat and OECD to understand the condition of Italian youth in comparative perspective. Continua llegint