Roundtable: Global Perspectives on Policies to Protect Workers
(Employment and Training Programs)

Saturday, November 5, 2016: 10:15 AM-11:45 AM
Jay (Washington Hilton)

*Names in bold indicate Presenter

Roundtable Organizers:  Christopher King, University of Texas at Austin
Moderators:  Christopher King, University of Texas at Austin
Speakers:  Ludek Rychly1, Karen Livingston2, Jason Heyes3 and Thomas Hastings3, (1)International Labour Organization(2)U.S. Department of Labor(3)University of Sheffield

In the past few years, there has been increasing concern about the plight of workers. Income inequality is now a dominant theme in national elections in many nations, and real wages for the majority of workers have been flat for decades. The extent and ways in which countries pursue an array of worker protections, including compensation, vary widely around the world. This roundtable of leading researchers, policymakers and practitioners will examine issues surrounding employment protections in a number of countries.

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