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The Political Economy of Welfare: Labour Markets, Family and Globalisation

Thursday 26 March

10.00-12.00. Welfare and recent developments in the labour market

Professor Guðmundur Jónsson (Professor of history, University of Iceland): Introduction

Pauli Kettunen (Professor of political history, Helsinki University): From welfare state to competition state. The Nordic model reconsidered

Stefan Olafssson (Professor of sociology, University of Iceland): Work in the Life of Icelanders

12.00-13.30: Lunch

13.30-17.00. Family, work and welfare

Professor John Stewart (Professor of history, Caledonian Glasgow): Scottish Family and welfare policies

Åsa Lundqvist (Associate Professor in sociology, Lund University): Family and Labour Market in the Swedish welfare state

Guðný Eydal (Senior lecturer in social work, University of Iceland): Family, children and work

Margrét Einarsdóttir (Ph.D. student in sociology, University of Iceland): Paid work of children and youth and the welfare state

Friday 27 March

10.00-12.00. The construction of social and economic rights

Gylfi Dalmann Aðalsteinsson (Lecturer of business administration, University of Iceland): Characteristics and development of the Icelandic model of labour relations

Klaus Petersen (Professor in Welfare history, University of Southern Denmark): Immigration and social citizenship – the case of Denmark

12.00-13.30 Lunch

13.30-16.00. Open meeting: The challenge of globalisation to the welfare state

Chrisopher Lloyd (Professor of economic history, University of New England): Spectres of globalization

Guðmundur Jónsson (Professor of history, University of Iceland): Social protection and economic volatilty in Iceland
Panel discussion