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The 8th EXCEPT working paper “Interdependencies between labour market insecurity and well-being - evidence from panel data” is out

The 8th EXCEPT working paper “Interdependencies between labour market insecurity and well-being - evidence from panel data” is out

20.12.2016
The aim of this report is to present evidence of the causal effects of various forms of labour market insecurity on health and well-being based on longitudinal data. Specifically, it examines self-rated health and life satisfaction in both short and long-term perspectives. The research analyses the overall association between different forms of labour market insecurity, labour market exclusion ...
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EXCEPT presents its new working paper on the impact of the institutional setting and policies on the well-being and health of youth in insecure labour market positions in EU-28 and Ukraine

EXCEPT presents its new working paper on the impact of the institutional setting and policies on the well-being and health of youth in insecure labour market positions in EU-28 and Ukraine

14.12.2016
This study uses a comparative perspective to analyses how individual experiences of labour market exclusion and job insecurity affect young people’s well-being and health in various national settings. In particular, the report provides analysis of the effects of unemployment and insecure jobs on the well-being and health of European youth. The study also explores the moderating role of 1)...
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EXCEPT co-coordinator Michael Gebel speaks on the role of human capital and social resources in structuring young people's entries into the labour market in Central and Eastern European societies

29.11.2016
Michael Gebel – co-coordinator of the EXCEPT research project - gave a talk on "The transition from education to work in Central and Eastern Europe" at the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies in Regensburg. He summarised key findings on the role of human capital and social resources in structuring young people's entries into the labour market in Central and Easter...
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First EXCEPT findings of assessments of the national youth employment policies in EU were presented in Sofia

29.11.2016
EXCEPT Bulgarian team presented a report on Active Policies for Youth Employment at the Conference “Labor Market, Education, Employment: Contemporary Challenges and Perspectives”, organized by ISSK & Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Sofia on November 28-29, 2016. The presentation summarized results from the already prepared EXCEPT national reports (from Estonia, Greece, Italy, Poland,...
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Despoina Xanthopoulou from the EXCEPT Greek team outlined the variations of the relationship between labor market exclusion and well-being of youth across different European countries

22.11.2016
Despoina Xanthopoulou, from the EXCEPT Greek team, presented some findings regarding the role of country-level moderators on the relationship between labor market exclusion and well-being of young people in Europe at the 4th biannual conference of the Division of Organizational Psychology of the Hellenic Psychological Society. This took place on November 11, 2016 at the University of Macedonia, Th...
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A cross-national comparison of gender differences in unemployment experience

14.10.2016
The first Master thesis research, conducted within the EXCEPT project, was published at the Umeå University, Sweden. The paper examines gender differences in unemployment experiences in 30 European countries. Multilevel regression analysis is used to test whether the effect of unemployment on wellbeing is moderated by gender, and if this moderation varies between national contexts. Bas...
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EXCEPT student exchange between UDE and UNITO

EXCEPT student exchange between UDE and UNITO

12.10.2016
On October 6-12, students from the Universities of Turin and Duisburg-Essen met in Turin for a joint research initiative, which foresees the involvement of MA students from the two EXCEPT partner countries in joint research projects. This initiative will further disseminate the theoretical framework and empirical results of the EXCEPT among youth, to promote...
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A new paper on analysis of the ways young people in Greece account for unemployment and precarious work conditions in the era of the “economic crisis” has been presented

10.10.2016
The “Accounting for unemployment in the era of the “economic crisis: Challenges for political psychology” paper was presented by the EXCEPT Greek team at the Mini Conference of Political Psychology in Southern Eastern Europe, organized by the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP) in Novi Sad, Serbia , 7-9 October 2016. The study explores the ways in which young ...
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EXCEPT presents at European Association of Educational Dialogue event

07.10.2016
On 5-7th of October 2016 a major conference was organized by the European Association of Educational Dialogue, attracting 400 participants. The topic was new technologies and innovation in education. Polish EXCEPT partner IBE had a stand and an EXCEPT poster was presented. Participants included students of vocational schools. 
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Young people reflect on ‘becoming adult’ -  EXCEPT project exhibition at Tallinn University

Young people reflect on ‘becoming adult’ - EXCEPT project exhibition at Tallinn University

03.10.2016
The ‘You(th) Vision’ exhibition at Tallinn University showed scenes of transition from youth to adulthood as seen through the lens of young people in eight countries. EXCEPT’s photo-competition attracted more than 200 entries reflecting on what it means and how it feels to become adult nowadays. The Exhibition opened on 28 September in Science Week, with open lecture...
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Call for proposals for the SISE conference co-organized by EXCEPT partner University in Turin

01.10.2016
Except researchers organize a panel on “Job flexibility and life course of young people in Europe” for the first Conference of the Italian Society of Economic Sociology (SISE) “The new frontiers of the Economic Sociology” which will take place in “Sapienza” University (Rome) on January 26-28th , 2017.  We invite you to submit  your ab...
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EXCEPT researchers share their findings at the 4th Project meeting in Sofia

EXCEPT researchers share their findings at the 4th Project meeting in Sofia

26.09.2016
The 4th EXCEPT meeting was hosted by the Bulgarian partner institution in Sofia. EXCEPT researchers met with the Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Policy of Bulgaria and representatives of Bulgarian trade unions and discussed the most urgent matters in terms of Bulgarian youth labor policies. During the internal meetings the research team shared the results of their lon...
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EXCEPT Team meets with public authorities to discuss the most important issues of the youth inclusion public policies on the 21-23 September in Sofia, Bulgaria

22.09.2016
The regular EXCEPT Project meeting took place in Sofia (Bulgaria) already on September 21st. The first day of the public event gathere public authorities, researchers and other stakeholders to discuss the most important challenges faced by the youth inclusion public policies both at European and national levels. The EXCEPT team met with the Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Policy&nbs...
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Young people express their thoughts on adulthood at the Heilig Länder Rock Festival in Germany

Young people express their thoughts on adulthood at the Heilig Länder Rock Festival in Germany

10.09.2016
On the 10th of September 2016, the Bamberg EXCEPT Team set up a graffiti wall at the local “HEILIG LÄNDER ROCK FESTIVAL” in Breitbrunn, Germany. Youth between the ages 16 and 30 years who visited the music festival were invited to express their thoughts about the questions “What do you associate with work?” and “What does becoming an adult mean to you?&rdquo...
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“Education policies and social inequality in wellbeing among young people” – study by EXCEPT researcher Björn Högberg presented at annual ESPAnet Conference 2016, Rotterdam

05.09.2016
Depression and reduced general well-being is increasingly recognized as a major public health issue of the day, in particular among youth. As is seen in most aspects of poor health, there is also a social gradient in the burden of reduced wellbeing. This paper seeks to investigate the institutional causes of inequalities in wellbeing among youth by analyzing how educational policies moderate the a...
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