We are delighted to present the third issue of the WeLaR newsletter with updates and articles that shed light on the progress of our project.
In this issue, we delve into the recent consortium meeting, during which WeLaR members discussed research advancements, the challenges we have encountered, and plans for future events.
The newsletter also provides insights into our members’ and partners’ academic endeavors and activities. In her piece, Katrin Sommerfeld from the Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) analyses the impact of immigration to the EU on labor scarcity within the bloc.
We also present findings from a report on job quality and work conditions in Belgium co-authored by three WeLaR researchers: Laurène Thil, Karolien Lenaerts and Sem Vandekerckhove. This study aims to identify inequalities in the labour market. It can assist policymakers in designing solutions to ensure that more workers have access to high-quality jobs offering financial stability and security.
Finally, Zuzanna Kowalik looks ahead at planned research on the situation of platform workers, a hot topic among EU legislators and regulators at the moment. Project WeLaR will evaluate the extent to which workers are willing to trade their current levels of flexibility, autonomy, and earnings for improved labour rights.
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