Friday 21 September 2012
10.30am - 5.30pm

The University of Greenwich Business School and the ESRC Seminar Series present – Youth Precarious Employment: State and Policy Responses.

In the UK and beyond, young people face a particularly difficult time as a consequence of the economic difficulties arising from the financial crisis of 2008. Young people are far more likely than other groups to be struggling to find work and, when they do, the work is more likely to be precarious and insecure. The effects of precarious employment are particularly invidious on young workers as problematic early experiences of transitions into work are more likely to be associated with a general reduction in life chances.

This seminar focuses on the implications of precarious employment among young people for governments and other public policy oriented organisations, investigating topics such as active labour market policies, minimum wage legislation and policy, work placement schemes, gender equality schemes and social security policies.


Friday 21 September 2012, 10:30am – 5:30pm

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University of Greenwich, Hamilton House, 15 Park Vista, Greenwich, London, SE10 9LZ.

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This workshop is being hosted in Hamilton House, located a short walk from our Greenwich Campus, Old Royal Naval College. Hamilton House promotes excellent transport links from both Overground and DLR trains.

Hamilton House is located opposite the Royal Greenwich Park. Greenwich Park will be host to Olympic and Paralympic Equestrian competitions in the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The Borough of Greenwich is steeped in history. East meets West on the Meridian Line, which divides the hemispheres and marks longitude zero. The line runs through the courtyard of the 17th century Royal Observatory and indicates the spot from which Greenwich Mean Time is calculated.

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