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Future of Work conferentie Universiteit Utrecht
Deregulation, digitalization and globalisation have given rise to the emergence of more diversified flexible work arrangements and of a rising share of vulnerable workers. The trend towards more flexible work relationships (such as short-term, on-call employment, temporary agency work, solo self-employment or platform work) frequently leads to precarious work. This is characterized by increasing insecurity and unpredictability. Flexible work may also increase the autonomy of workers, lower labour costs for employers, and give more work opportunities for young workers, and the unemployed and disabled workers.
Registration and lunch
First session: Impacts of flexible work (chair Frans Pennings)
Patrizia Zanoni: Labour market inclusion through predatory capitalism? The ‘sharing economy’, diversity, and the crisis of social reproduction in the Belgian coordinated market economy.
Merel Keijzer: Pay in different forms of labour relationships.
Silvia Rossetti: Under which circumstances is solo self-employment precarious work?
Joop Schippers, Chantal Remery: Satisfied@work. Differences between self-employed and employees in the European Union
* Time slots include 15 minutes of presentation and 10 minutes of discussion.
Second session (chair Maarten Goos)
Theme: Policies and labour market institutions
Wolter Hassink: Gender and job search in the Dutch market for temporary staff and payrolling jobs
Theme: Impacts of globalization and digitalization
Xianjia Ye: Labour demand in global value chains: is there a bias against unskilled jobs?
Theme: Career development and lifelong learning
Evelien van Leeuwen, Eva Knies, Liesbeth van Rensen: Careers of professionals: Are current career theories applicable to the careers of professionals?
Theme: Work-life balance
Susanne Heeger: Financial barriers for combining work and informal care