EF2 Urban Labour Markets & Economic Development

The labour markets in European cities are segmented on the basis of national and regional production systems and dynamics of economic sectors, but also on the basis of individual attributes, producing a sharp internal differentiation - leading to a more or less marked polarisation of outcomes; they also receive a continuous, but highly differentiated, flow of migrants. These structural features and dynamics can only be understood in the context of state and non-state regulation, the work-family nexus and the international division of labour. The existence of inequality in concentrated urban forms has tended to generate social conflict. However, European cities are also creative spaces of experimentation, where grassroots initiatives may generate new forms of social inclusion and cohesion.

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Lucia Cavola, ITER, Napoli, lucia.cavola[a]itersrl.org
Enrica Morlicchio, ITER, Università Frederico II, enmorlic[a]unina.it
Jonathan Pratschke, ITER, Università di Salerno, jpratsch[a]unisa.it

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