The Working Poor: Poverty among the Employed in Israel and Worldwide

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Tuesday ,24 January, 2017 , 13:30 to 19:00

The Eleventh Annual Conference of the Economics and Society Program at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute

Guest lecture (in English, with simultaneous translation to Hebrew):

The Impact of Labor Market Reforms on the Working Poor

Prof. Ronnie Schöb

The Economics and Society Program will present a new study that examines the changes among poor employed individuals over the past decade. The study focuses on various characteristics that contribute to low-wage, part-time employment. Among its findings is that the likelihood of earning a low wage rose over the past decade among weak populations. We will present the study’s findings and will discuss the implications of policy options aimed at addressing the problem.

Among the conference participants will be senior government representatives and a variety of experts in the field.

We will conduct a discussion among the participants to consider whether the labor market is the sole avenue for escaping poverty.

 

For additional information please contact Yarden Kedar: yardenk@vanleer.org.il

The conference is being held in conjunction with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.