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Giovedì, 25 Gennaio 2018 - 10:14 Sala delle Regioni, via dei Frentani 4/a, Roma

Giovedì, 25 Gennaio 2018 - 10:14 Sala delle Regioni, via dei Frentani 4/a, Roma

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Reconcilement as a Key Element in the Construction of a New Welfare: a Case Study

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Times and Hours
From the analysis of current trends in female occupation and from the specific contradiction between the desire/necessity of women to enter the labour market, and the entire organisation of the market, stems the urgency to establish conciliation policies intended not as «corrective» downstream measures to allow women to conduct their triple roles as wives, mothers, workers but as innovative, transversal upstream policies as the crux of a new welfare. This thesis is supported in the paper through the analysis of a «case study» of a territorial coalition in the province of Arezzo and reference to recent European recommendations on the issue of reconciliation.only subscribers can see the full article

The difficult transition from employment regulation to welfare policies

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The Italian case
This article considers recent trends in labour market reforms in Italy. We critically review the reform approach adopted in recent years, mainly centred on marginal legislative reforms in employment contracts. The diffusion of flexible labour contracts, especially among the younger generations and women, together with a welfare system still based on employment seniority and job characteristics, have reinforced the segmentation of the Italian labour market and social inequalities. The absence of a negotiating strategy in introducing reforms has also increased social conflict. only subscribers can see the full article

Work and Inquality

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Working poor
The inequality that is created in the labour market explains a very high proportion of the overall inequality in disposable incomes. Starting from this observation, the article presents a summary of the characteristics of inequality in incomes from labour, partly with a view to verifying, in a perspective of inequality, if the functioning of this market complies with what is theorized in the main theoretical approaches, or if there are significant divergences, with potentially important consequences for the characteristics and acceptability of inequality as well as for the planning of more effective policies to combat it.only subscribers can see the full article

Family as a Central Issue in Social Research and Political Debate

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The issue of the family has taken on a new dimension in the political debate and in sociological research, given the impact its changing settings have produced on the welfare system and on its redefinition, as well as on labour market conditions. The article analyses the motiva-tions underlying this particular focus from the perspective of the social change involving relations within the family, those between family and labour market and lastly between family and welfare settings. The author assumes a critical sociological standpoint to avoid the risks of redundancy that the sociological analysis is exposed to when guided by policy requirements providing exclusively descriptive and exces-sively simplistic perspectives. However, it is now important to ask new questions and develop new theoretical and methodological approaches.only subscribers can see the full article

The segmentation of the labour market during a period of crisis: a comparative perspective on the case of Italy

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This essay analyses the differences between workers with permanent and temporary contracts in both Italy and other countries of the EU-15, partly in the light of the present crisis that may have worsened the disadvantage of those working with fixed-term contracts by reducing the possibility to renew their contracts. The presence of inequalities between the two types of worker and the consequent forms of segmentation is evaluated both statically, verifying the existence of wage differentials, and dynamically, using transition matrixes to observe how long subjects remain at disadvantageous levels. Finally, in the light of the recent debate on social benefits and flexicurity and the main empirical evidence, it offers some thoughts on the most suitable policies for facing the problems in Italy.only subscribers can see the full article

Labour Market and Professionalization of the Care and Health System in Italy

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This article presents and discusses some characteristic features of welfare work in Italy, to try and understand better some of the challenges that the welfare system is facing today and, still more, will be facing in the near future. To deal with this subject synthetically, I propose to start from two central elements in the development of the Italian labour market in this field. The first, in the social field, is that of the unofficial «carers», that is, the private care work provided mainly by immigrant women to old people who are not self-sufficient and to the disabled. The second, in the health field, is that of the acceleration of the professionalisation process in the last ten years. These two phenomena will involve discussion of the labour market, regulation of the professions and professionalism. only subscribers can see the full article

The Working Poor. A Review of Sociological Studies

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Working poor
The article offers to describe the main lines of the question of the working poor, dealing with some interpretations, identifying different perspectives and drawing attention to some important elements of analysis chosen from the literature on the subject. The research examined shows the complexity and multidimensional nature of the phenomenon. It is the co-presence of several risk factors, at micro and macro level, that generates working poverty both directly and indirectly. Finally, the article argues for the social significance and great relevance of the subject and suggests it be made a specific object of empirical research.only subscribers can see the full article
Keywords: labour market :: poverty :: vulnerability ::

Time Organization and Protection System

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Times and Hours
The author examines in this paper four interconnected issues: the ambivalent nature of work flexibility, which on the one hand makes work more precarious yet on the other seems to give greater opportunities for professional growth; the increasing «social recognition» of non occupational activities such as care or voluntary work; and, as a consequence, the prospects of a realignment between working and life times and the requirement for a new organisation of the protection system to provide answers to old as well as new risks and opportunities.only subscribers can see the full article

Unofficial immigration. definitions, causes, methods, policies

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Unofficial immigration is difficult to define precisely as it depends on national legislation, which in turn differs from country to country and is often ambiguous. It has many different causes: the attractions of economic systems and labour markets; the institutional creation of illegality by regulatory systems that raise the necessary requirements for legal entry and for staying in the country; the lack of necessary resources if repressive policies are to be more effective; the “liberal obligation” requiring democratic states to respect human rights and welcome refugees; the action of humanitarian lobbies; the bypassing of the rules and the favouring of entries by the networks of relatives and fellow-countrymen. Despite all the rhetoric, this makes necessary manoeuvres of various kinds designed to bring out the hidden part of the immigrant population: 23 out of 27 countries in the European Union have adopted them in the last ten years and at least 5 million people have regularized their status.only subscribers can see the full article

The New Framework of Nationalities and Immigrant Work

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Migration
The incidence of immigrants on Italian population is still slight compared with other European countries and is far below the Eu average, yet there has been a considerable rise in recent years. The paper analyses the composition of the immigrant population and the transformations that took place due to the latest regularisation sanctioned by the «Bossi-Fini Law». The authors analyse the changes that have occurred in this context, in particular, the shift in the geographic axis of migrations - with an increase in immigration from Eastern countries, the considerable growth in female immigration, the rise in immigrant stabilisation processes in Italian society, evident, above all, in the labour market.only subscribers can see the full article