In European social sciences the most commonly used social class schema at present is ESeC (Rose and Harrison 2010). Each category is allocated by using a combination of: i) information about occupation coded to minor group level of the International Classification of Occupations (i.e. 3-digits ISCO-88), and ii) information about employment status and size of organisation in the form of an employment status variable. In 2008, a new International Classification of Occupations (ISCO-08) replaces the previous version.
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Evaluation of labour market policies
In the recent years the Italian Government has started a formal process aiming at endowing the autonomous Province of Trento with increasing power regarding the management of social security spending.
This project has been developed upon the agreement <Lavoro dipendente> as part of the Memorandum of Understanding signed by FBK-IRVAPP, ISPAT and INPS. The aim of the project is twofold: first, to document the evolution of labour mobility (associations, separations, workers’ mobility) in the province of Trento; second, to reconstruct and analyse the work career of a sample of individuals living in Trentino as accurately as possible.
The Italian Ministry of Labour and Social Policies won an EU bid within which FBK-IRVAPP together with ASVAPP and ISFOL has been in charge to produce a rigorous evaluation on the effects of training courses for young unemployed (holding at least an high school diploma) on their subsequent occupational chances. The evaluation project focus on programs supported by the European Social Fund (ESF) in five Italian regions/provinces (Piemonte, Lazio, Puglia, Veneto and Province of Trento).
This project aims at providing contemporary monitoring and a comprehensive impact evaluation of measures implemented within the Youth Guarantee Scheme in the Province of Trento, Italy. The policy framework for the local scheme is provided by the EU-wide Youth Guarantee principle endorsed by EU member states in April 2013.
The autonomous Province of Trento appointed IRVAPP to investigate the impact of the training courses offered by Agenzia del Lavoro of the Province of Trento (hereafter AdL) to unemployed and inactive population.