Nordic conference in Iceland on part-time work

Part-time work and equal pay are the focus of two Nordic conferences next year. They will take place November 12 -13 November 2014 in Reykjavik.

Reykjavik city view, IcelandNIKK has been commissioned by the Nordic Council of Ministers to implement the project Part-Time Work in the Nordic Region. The project consists of two parts. The first part has mapped part-time work and economic distribution. The results were presented at a Nordic conference 22 October in Stockholm.

In 2014, the project will investigate the underlying reasons why it is more common with part-time work among women than among men. A group of researchers are coordinated by Cathrine Egeland, researcher at the The Work Research Institute in Norway.

The results will be presented at a conference in Reykjavik, 12 November 2014, during the Icelandic Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers. The following day is a Nordic conference on equal pay organized in the same place. By participating in both conferences it is possible to get a broad overview of the challenges to achieve gender equality in the labour market in the Nordic region.

Bosse Parbring is in charge of the project Part-Time Work in the Nordic Region.

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