AIAS Lunch Seminar 22 september - Rolph van der Hoeven - EUR - International Institute for Social Studies Den Haag

A Qualitative Case Study of Local Solidarity


The nature of globalization and the fallout from the international financial crisis have brought profound changes to societies and economies around the world. This book documents that, over the last two decades, the growth of nonstandard and informal employment has led to greater inequalities. This is partly explained by the fact that adjustment policies in the 1980s, market liberalization policies in the 1990s and, more recently, globalization and anti-poverty policies did not pay sufficient attention to policies for employment and income redistribution. As a response to these trends, this book recommends the development of clearer policies for employment and income redistribution. These policies should now become an integral part of national and international economic policy making. This is even more relevant in the current context of the international financial crisis as:

•Several elements of globalization, especially the unfettered markets, and the growing inequality have given cause to the current crisis and,
•There is growing evidence that the employment, human and social effects of the financial crisis will be felt well after an economic recovery has taken place, especially if no corrective action is taken.

This presentation is based on a book edited by Rolph van der Hoeven
Published 2011 by Routledge – 176 pages

Hardback: 978-0-415-59701-2

The presenter

Rolph van der Hoeven is since August 2007 Professor on Employment and Development Economics at the Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in The Hague. He holds a Ph.D in Development Economics from the Free University and a M.Sc. in Econometrics from the Municipal University, both in Amsterdam. He is frequently invited for public seminars and guest lectures all over the world .

Until June 2008 he was Director of ILO’s Policy Coherence Group and was previously Manager of the Technical Secretariat of the World Commission on the Social Dimension of Globalization, established by the International Labour Organization. Other positions include Chief of the Macroeconomic and Development Policy Group, at the ILO, Geneva and Chief Economist of UNICEF in New York as well as various postings in Ethiopia and Zambia.

His work is mainly concentrated on issues of employment, inequality and economic reform, and focussing amongst others on problems related to basic needs, structural adjustment , poverty alleviation and decent work . He serves on the board of a number of international institutions and journals. He has authored or co-authored more than 25 articles, edited 4 special journal sections and contributed chapters to about 30 edited volumes. He has also written or edited various books.

Dag: Donderdag 22 september
Tijd: 12.15 – 13.15 uur.
Locatie: AIAS, 3e verdieping gebouw M, Plantage Muidergracht 12
Inschrijven: Stuur ons een e-mail vóór dinsdag 20 september 12.00.
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