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GCJE Round Table: Labour Market & Working Parents Post Brexit

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Bartlett building, room G12

22 Gordon Street

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UCL’s Grand Challenge of Justice and Equality is organising a Round Table event looking at Labour Market and Working Post Brexit on Thursday 4 May, 16.00-18.30, University College London, Bartlett Building Room G12, 22 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0BQ.

The Round Table will hear from a panel of expert speakers including academics from Scotland and Norway, a trade union representative and a labour market economist. There will be time for questions and contributions from the audience after the speakers have presented their perspectives.

The event seeks to:

  • Explore working parent labour market participation and access to parental leave taking likely Brexit impact into account

  • Generate lively and informed debate from the panel and audience

  • Build on UCL’s work in this area which includes participation in the ESRC Modern Fatherhood project and the International Parental leave network


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16.00-16.05 - Welcome & introductions – Prof Margaret O’Brien, UCL/GCJE Co-Chair

16.05-16.20 - Access to parental leave – lessons from Norway, Professor Elin Kvande, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim

16.20-16.35 - An Economist’s perspective on labour market and working parents post BrexitProfessor Len Shackleton, Institute for Economic Affairs

16.35-16.50 - Trade union perspectives on working parents post BrexitMatthew Creagh, Policy Officer, Trade Union Congress

16.50-17.05 - The Scottish perspectiveDr Alison Koslowski, University of Edinburgh

17.05-17.20 - What has the UK learned from Europe on parental leave?Professor Emeritus Peter Moss, UCL Institute of Education

17.20-17.55 - Round Table Q&A session

17.55-18.00 - Wrap up – Prof Margaret O’Brien

18.00-18.30 - Drinks & nibbles


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