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Measuring the Quality of Employment from a multidimensional perspective using the Alkire/Foster method

Kirsten Sehnbruch, Presenter
Nicolai Suppa, Commentator
Ortrud Lessmann, Chair

This webinar proposes a methodology for measuring the quality of employment from a multidimensional and public policy perspective using household survey data from 14 Latin American developing countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay). The purpose of this presentation is to demonstrate that the QoE can be measured using the Alkire Foster method that can inform policy makers about the state of their labour markets in a way that complements traditional variables such as participation or unemployment rates, which are not always good indicators of labour market performance in developing countries with large informal sectors. Beyond introducing the method, the presentation shows it has been applied to specific cases, such as Chile and Egypt. We discuss insights generated by our results on developments over time and across regions, how it can be used to examine horizontal inequalities (eg to compare migrant populations to local ones) as well as presenting a case study using dynamic data.

HDCA Webinar 2022 Work and Employment HDCA Videos
68 minutes

Spotlight Series 3 – Interview with Oliver Mutanga

Welcome to our latest Education TG Spotlight interview 3, with Dr Oliver Mutanga. Dr Mutanga is an experienced researcher with a demonstrated history of exploring Disability, Education and Health issues. He was awarded a scholarship at the University of the Free State in South Africa to pursue doctoral studies (2013-2016). In 2015, he was awarded a CICOPS Fellowship by the University of Pavia, Italy. In 2017, he was awarded a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Oslo, Norway. This was followed by a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) in 2019. Prior to his PhD research, Oliver worked as a researcher in Zimbabwe, Botswana, and South Africa. Currently he is an Expert Evaluator for the European Commission. He is also a Guest Research Fellow at the University of South Africa and a Guest Research Fellow at the University of Oslo, Norway. In this interview he shares his experiences and future ideas in relation to education and development.

HDCA Webinar 2022 Education HDCA Videos
46 minutes
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