11th Path to Full Employment Conference/16th National Unemployment Conference
This year will be the first for some time that official unemployment rates will rise. The overall predictions are that there could be around a million people unemployed in Australia by year's end. The underemployment rate will also rise. At present, around 10 per cent of the available labour force is unable to get enough work. If this downturn approaches the depth of the 1991 recession, this figure will jump to 20 per cent or more. A strong employment-centric federal response is needed to avoid an escalation in joblessness. This year's conference will be particularly important in sharing ideas from the best researchers in the area about how we can avoid major labour market devastation.
|Event dates:||2009-12-03 – 2009-12-04|
|Deadline Call for Papers:||2009-07-13|
|Organizers:||Centre of Full Employment and Equity (CofFEE), University of Newcastle, Australia|
|Conference venue:||Callaghan, University of Newcastle|
|Classification:||E2 - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment ; E6 - Macroeconomic Policy Formation, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, Macroeconomic Policy, and General Outlook ; J6 - Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies|
|Event type:||Konferenzen, Tagungen; Conferences|