Special Issue "Towards More Sustainable Labour Markets: Concepts, Developments, Policies and Impact Evaluations"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 December 2020.
2. Wages, Income and Taxation Department, National Scientific Research Institute for Labour and Social Protection, Wages, 010643, Bucharest, Romania
Interests: Econometric Modeling; Econometric Analysis; Applied Econometrics; Forecasting; Microeconometrics; Economics Analysis; Applied Economics; Algorithms; Culture; Politics; Education Macroeconomics
Interests: Econometric Modeling; Economic Policy Analysis; Taxation; Microeconometrics; Poverty Analysis; Economic Forecasting; Public Policy Analysis; Developing Countries; Impact Assessment; Monitoring and Evaluation
Economic development is strongly linked with labour market and the goal of sustainable development cannot be achieved without increased employment quality, greater labour market flexibility, skilled labour force and integration of vulnerable groups in the labour market. Leading towards more sustainable labour markets implies an urgent need to properly estimate the main implications of public policies upon labour market and to conduct policy impact studies that could provide reliable and sound results.
Therefore, the purpose of this Special Issue consists in a) exploring and better understanding the factors leading to labour market sustainability and the effectiveness of the current public policies worldwide upon labour market, as well as b) in finding conceptual, methodological and empirical solutions in designing and assessing the effects of public policies on the labour market.
Thus, this Special Issue of Sustainability invites research papers to discuss and analyse specific problems of labour market sustainability and public policy implications on one or more dimensions of socio-economic sustainability. We welcome both original empirical studies focusing on methodological approaches, as well as conceptual and research studies dealing with policy design and implementation worldwide in order to encourage socio-economic sustainable transformations of the labour markets to meet the Agenda 2030.
Being part of the “Economic, Business and Management Aspects of Sustainability” section of the Sustainability journal, we address new empirical findings that are of interest to a broader audience within the effects of sustainability issues. We encourage studies from various disciplines and broad scientific methods when discussing evidence-based policy trade-offs, socio-economic implications, challenges and opportunities.
Thematically, this special issue includes topics like: labour market governance, legislation and policies for sustainability, labour market integration of vulnerable groups, quality of employment, local labour markets and regional development, skills development and utilization of human capital to support socio-economic sustainability, aging population and demographic issues, corporate sustainability and fiscal policy implications, urbanization and labour market implications, as well as contributions to SDGs 2030.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Madalina Ecaterina Popescu
Dr. Eva Militaru
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- Labour market governance, legislation and policies
- Local labour markets and regional development
- Quality of employment
- Labour market integration of vulnerable groups
- Skills and human capital utilization
- Aging population and demographic issues
- Corporate sustainability and fiscal policy implications
- Urbanization and labour market implications
- Contributions to SDGs 2030