MPV_PTPZ Labour Market and Employment Policy

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Spring 2016
Extent and Intensity
2/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. Ing. Vladimír Hyánek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Markéta Páleníková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Mirka Wildmannová, Ph.D. (lecturer), Ing. Markéta Páleníková, Ph.D. (deputy)
Ing. Mirka Wildmannová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Ing. Markéta Páleníková, Ph.D.
Department of Public Economics - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: Jana Biskupová
Supplier department: Department of Public Economics - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Thu 11:05–12:45 S301
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
MPV_PTPZ/01: Thu 10:15–11:00 S301, M. Wildmannová
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course focuses on various aspects of labour and employment policy and its socio-economic aspects. At the end of this course, students should to: • understand the general principles of the employment policy and labour market • have comprehensive knowledge on contemporary models of employment policies and their socio-economic aspects and instruments • understand the relations between education and labour markets • be able to critically discuss the tools and effects of Czech and foreign passive and active labour market policy • be aware of principles of the European labour market policy • be able to carry out analysis of labour market and discuss instruments of employment policy that can address existing challenges
  • • Introduction to labour policy and its socio-economic aspects • Segmentation of the labour market. • Human capital, education and labour market relations • Labour discrimination, forms of discrimination, costs of discrimination. • Population at risk at the labour market. Handicapped and non-qualified people, seniors and school-leavers/graduates. • Individual and social experience of the unemployed people and their life strategy. • Labour market policy, its legislation and instruments • Instruments for reduction of unemployment • Main strategies of unemployment elimination/reduction, regulation of the labour market, flexicurity. • The EU labour market strategies and their impacts on member states • Migration
    required literature
  • MAREŠ, Petr. Nezaměstnanost jako sociální problém (Unemployment as a Social Problem). Nové rozšíř. vyd. Praha: SLON-Sociologické nakladatelství, 1998. 172 pp. ISBN 80-901424-9-4. info
  • BROŽOVÁ, Dagmar. Společenské souvislosti trhu práce. Vyd. 1. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 2003. 140 s. ISBN 80-86429-16-4. info
  • SIROVÁTKA, Tomáš. Marginalizace na pracovním trhu : příčiny diskvalifikace a selhávání pracovní síly. 1. vyd. V Brně: Masarykova univerzita, 1997. 138 s. ISBN 8021017163. info
  • • KLUVE, D. et al. Active Labour Market Policies in Europe, Performance and Perspectives. Springer Berlin Heidelberg New York. 2007. ISBN 978-3-540-48557
    recommended literature
  • KOTÝNKOVÁ, Magdalena and Otakar NĚMEC. Lidské zdroje na trhu práce : vývoj a tendence v souvislosti se vstupem České republiky do EU. 1. vyd. Praha: Professional publishing, 2003. 199 s. ISBN 8086419487. info
  • BOSWORTH, Derek, Peter DAWKINS and Thorsten STROMBACK. The economics of the labour market. 1st pub. Harlow: Longman, 1996. xiv, 460. ISBN 0582443776. info
  • The state at work. Edited by Hans-Ulrich Derlien - B. Guy Peters. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2008. x, 229. ISBN 9781847207746. info
  • POTUŽÁKOVÁ, Zuzana. Český trh práce v evropském kontextu. Vyd. 1. Liberec: Technická univerzita v Liberci, 2013. 281 s. ISBN 9788073729462. info
Teaching methods
The course takes the form of both lectures and seminars. During lectures, basic thesis and knowledge are explained which are further discussed during seminars. Presentation of students' seminar essays is a part of seminars.
Assessment methods
The course is concluded with an oral exam. Students are eligible to take the oral exam provided that they fulfil given conditions: 1. they pass the final test successfully (a test is regarded as successful if at least 60% of answers are correct). 2. approval and presentation of essay. Requirements (including the literature) are specified further in the interactive syllabus and the downloadable study plan before the semester starts. Important information! If students commit a prohibited act, such as using various forbidden tools, cribbing, taking out any part of the exam or any other cheating, the teacher is allowed to interrupt an exam and to grade a student with F, FF or FFF according to the seriousness of the offence. The mentioned procedure relates to all the activities that are included in the final evaluation of the course (seminar work, essays, tests etc.).
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Credit evaluation note: k = 1.
Information about innovation of course.
This course has been innovated under the project "Inovace studia ekonomických disciplín v souladu s požadavky znalostní ekonomiky (CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0227)" which is cofinanced by the European Social Fond and the national budget of the Czech Republic.

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The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021.
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