This year I will be coordinating a Stream with Margarita Leon at the next Espanet Europe 2020, which is going to be held in Leuven (2-4 September). Stream 26 is entitled “Social Investment and inequality: exploring redistributive dilemmas” and it is currently open to abstract submission. Continua llegint
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
Despite the MSCA funded project VINe has officially closed in June 2019, we are still working hard on the hints that followed. For this reason, together with Margarita León we have proposed a session at the next 2019 edition of the REPS, to be held in Bilbao (1st-3rd July). The session is entitled “Educación infantil y equidad” and it is part of the panel on family, care, and childhood. We aim at collecting papers that explore inequality in access to early childhood education and care, with specific attention to presentations that explore the role of local policies.
You can submit your abstract before 31st January 2020. Please find all the information on the REPS 2019 conference website. Contribution in English and from other countries than Spain are warmly encouraged.
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.
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