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Research news

  • Formulating EU employment policy in times of New Economic Governance


    Employment policy became a cornerstone in Social Europe with the launch of the European Employment Strategy (EES) in 1997 and was seen an key instrument in addressing the unemployment problem which in most EU countries remained high. Nevertheless, researchers found that the EES from the turn of the century was gradually weakened and subordinated to economic policies. However, recently a few in-depth studies found  a progressive ‘socialization’ taking place, including increased emphasis on social objectives and targets. »

  • Expats and their firms


    FAOS has initiated a cross-disciplinary research project focusing on highly skilled foreign professionals – expats – and their firms in collaboration with the Department of Economics. The purpose is to create knowledge about the role of private firms in relation to the mobility of highly skilled foreign labor. »

  • Bargaining for equal pay and work–life balance in Danish companies – Does gender matter?


    This article by Trine P. Larsen and Steen E. Navrbjerg adds new insights into how equal pay and work–life balance issues are negotiated in male- and female-dominated companies, based on a survey of 3275 shop stewards. »

  • Changes in the public sector before and after the financial crisis


    The report includes the Danish findings from a comparative project, which analyses how social dialogue in the public sector has changed during the past 15 years, how the dialogue has impacted on reforms and how the reforms have impacted on the quantity and quality of jobs and on public services. »

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Teaching and events

  • 15 Sep 2017

    Visiting Scholar at Harvard

    Associate Professor Christian Lyhne Ibsen from FAOS is joining Harvard as a Visiting Scholar in September. Until end of December he will join Center of European Studies (CES) at Harvard. ... »

  • 21 Aug - 25 Aug 2017

    Copenhagen Summer University

    FAOS takes part of the Copenhagen Summer University for the fifth time this year. The course is specifically made for employees with practical experience from the labour market. ... »

  • 10 Mar - 31 Mar 2017

    Research visitor from FAFO, Norway

    The next three weeks, FAOS has the pleasure of hosting dr. philos Jon Erik Dølvik from the Norwegian research center FAFO. ... »

  • 2 Dec 2016

    FAOS-researcher visits Harvard University

    On December 2nd, FAOS-researcher Anna Ilsøe is attending the seminar "The Politics of Work and Welfare in the Platform Economy" at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, University of Harvard. ... »

  • 4 Oct 2016

    FAOS-researcher visits the University of Amsterdam

    From October 3rd through 14th, researcher at FAOS Søren Kaj Andersen will visit the University of Amsterdam. In this occasion, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies, AIAS, has invited Søren Kaj Andersen to present his research at a lunch seminar on October 6th. ... »

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