156-0569/01 – Employment Policy (PZA)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Applied EconomicsCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. RNDr. Milan Šimek, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. RNDr. Milan Šimek, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
Year3Semesterwinter
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesBachelor
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S1I44 doc. RNDr. Milan Šimek, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Graded credit 2+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

To explain theoretical starting points of employment policy To interpret employment policy impacts To describe active and passive employment policy in the European union To describe employment policy in the Czech republic To analyze active emloyment policy programmes in the Czech republic To show impact of European Social Fund on the Czech labour market

Teaching methods

Lectures
Tutorials

Summary

The subject of Employment policy deepens students' knowledge of macroeconomics about direct and indirect economic policy instruments that can influence the labor market. Within the subject, the role of employment policy in the labor market is characterized. The objectives and tools of employment policy are defined, including their basic breakdown. It also covers the main instruments of passive and active employment policies that are used in developed countries and also focuses on EU employment policy issues. In the part focused on the Czech labor market, it gives a comprehensive overview of the possibilities and the actual implementation of employment policy in the Czech Republic and its regions.

Compulsory literature:

EHRENBERG, Ronald and Robert SMITH. Modern Labor Economics. 12th Edition. Theory and Public Policy. Routledge, 2015. ISBN 978-0-13-346278-4.

Recommended literature:

CAHUC Pierre, Stéphane CARCILLO and André ZYLBERBERG. Labour Economics. 2nd Edition. Cambridge, MA, MIT Press, 2014. ISBN 978-0-26-202770-0. CLASEN, Jochen and Daniel CLEGG. Regulating the Risk of Unemployment. Oxford University Press, 2011. ISBN 978-0-19-959229-6.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

E-learning

Další požadavky na studenta

The condition for passing the course is 75% attendance at seminars, elaboration of seminar paper and successful completion of credit test.

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

The course Employment Policy deepens the student's knowledge of macroeconomics of direct and indirect instruments of economic policy, which can influence the labor market. The role of employment policy in the labor market is characterized. Furthermore, the objectives and instruments of employment policy are defined, including their basic structure. It also covers the main tools of passive and active employment policy, which are used in developed countries, and also focuses on the issues of EU employment policy. In the part focused on the Czech labor market, it gives a comprehensive overview of the possibilities and own implementation of employment policy in the Czech Republic and its regions. 1.Employment policy as a tool for solving market failures in the labor market - causes and manifestations of market failures on the labor market, unemployment and possibilities of its reduction by means of economic policy instruments on the labor market = employment policies. 2. Definition of employment and labor market policies - macroeconomic level, regional level, macroeconomic instruments and measures, instruments and measures at regional level. 3. Passive labor market policy - compensation of unemployment income, development of unemployment benefit compensation schemes, current unemployment compensation schemes, characteristics of unemployment benefit schemes, typology of unemployment regimes, effects of unemployment benefits, support for early retirement. 4. Active labor market policy - development of active labor market policy, classification, principles and types of measures according to the OECD classification, hierarchy of labor market policy interventions from the perspective of their potential to solve unemployment, models of access to labor market policy measures. 5. Implementation and effects of active labor market policy - systemic approach to the implementation of active labor market policy programs, logical basis, objectives, impact assessment, implementation, continuous monitoring, evaluation, short-term and long-term effects, implementation risks. 6. Approaches to solving labor market imbalances in the US and Japan - selected labor market policy measures in the US, minimum wage, anti-discrimination policy, migration policy, selected labor market policy measures in Japan, keiretsu, lifelong employment institute, migration policy. 7. Development of the labor market and employment policy of the European Union - development and reform of the labor market in EU countries, formation of coordinated EU employment policy, Lisbon strategy and labor market, Europe 2020 strategy. 8. Employment policy and labor market policy in selected countries of the European Union and Great Britain - characteristics of passive and active labor market policies in Germany, Spain, Denmark, Netherlands, Poland and Great Britain. 9. Employment policy and system of employment services in the Czech Republic - legislative framework, definition and content of employment policy, institutional provision, role of MoLSA and Labor Office of the Czech Republic in implementation of employment policy, Europe 2020 strategy and Czech labor market. 10. Unemployment support and retraining support in the Czech Republic - unemployment benefit, decisive period for assessing entitlement, amount and duration of unemployment benefits, severance pay, severance pay, retraining support, conditions, amount and duration of provision. 11. European Social Fund in the Czech Republic its operational programs focused on labor market support - objectives of the European Social Fund, operational programs, 2004-2006, 2007-2013, 2014-2020, examples of good practice. 12. Active employment in the Czech Republic - characteristics and effects of selected instruments, retraining, counseling, socially useful jobs, publicly beneficial jobs, support for employment of people with disabilities. 13. Active employment in the Czech Republic - characteristics and effects of selected instruments, investment incentives, bridging contribution, contribution in the period of partial unemployment, contribution to integration, contribution to the transition to a new business program, shared employment mediation, targeted programs to address employment. 14. Perspectives of the development of the Czech labor market - the Labor 4.0 initiative, the impact of technological changes on the demand for labor, evaluation of trends affecting further education, the population at risk on the labor market by technological changes, the impacts of technological changes on selected social aspects.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
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Graded credit Graded credit 100  51
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: The conditions for passing the course is 75% attendance at seminars, elaboration seminars paper and the passing test.

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Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2020/2021 (B0412A050006) Finance P English Ostrava 3 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2019/2020 (B0412A050006) Finance P English Ostrava 3 Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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