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Doctoral Workshops

Tilburg 2009

RECWOWE / ESPAnet Doctoral Workshop

Labour market flexibility, social protection, and family life

Tilburg University, 18-20 November 2009

Organizers: Wim van Oorschot, Ton Wilthagen

The CALL FOR APPLICATIONS is now closed.

(click here to download a pdf version of the call)

Invitation PhD-students with projects related to the theme of the workshop are invited to apply for participation in this two day workshop, where they can present a research paper and discuss their scientific work, both within small groups and in plenary discussions. The workshop brings together a maximum of 24 PhD researchers and a team of 6 experts in relevant fields.
The workshop welcomes quantitative empirical studies in the field, as well as qualitative case studies and policy analyses.
Especially welcomed are projects that focus on the relationships between flexible labour-markets, welfare protection for workers, and in- and out-of-work arrangements for the reconciliation of work and family life.

Experts The experts who will give lectures, and comment upon papers are:
Trudie Knijn (Utrecht University, Netherlands), Ute Klammer (Duisburg University, Germany), Jochen Clasen (Edinburg University, Scotland), Ruud Muffels, Ton Wilthagen, and Wim van Oorschot  (Tilburg University, The Netherlands).

Application Interested students are requested to apply and send in an abstract (max. 750 words) of the paper they plan to present. The abstract should give information on research question, theory, methodology, data, and (expected) findings.

Application deadline is 1 MAY 2009.
Please send applications to the local organiser Nadine Gugelot. Applicants will be notified about acceptance by 1 June.

Travel and stay Travel expenses are at the cost of participating students; they are offered free hosting for up to three nights, free lunches and one free workshop diner.
Local organiser Nadine Gugelot, Tilburg University, ReflecT Research Institute, room M318, tel 0013-4662181, e-mail:
The workshop is hosted by the European Data Center for Work and Welfare EDACwowe (Wim van Oorschot) and the Flexicurity Research Institute ReflecT (Ton Wilthagen) of Tilburg University.