The importance of lifelong learning is present among branch organizations, employers and employees, and is high on the agenda of the Dutch government. To stimulate all types of workers to participate in training courses, several lifelong learning initiatives are implemented. Most often these initiatives are set up in such a way that it is not possible to evaluate them. The Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment asked ROA to develop a framework with evaluation methods which can be applied to evaluate lifelong learning initiatives. The framework we developed consists of 5 evaluation methods. In the report, we describe these methods and apply the framework to two specific lifelong learning initiatives: individual learning account (ILA) and learning reps. The last chapter of the report includes a decision tree which helps to decide what evaluation method fits best to the initiative and provides an overview of the requirements needed to identify effects of the lifelong learning initiative.
Mark Levels has been appointed as full professor to the chair of Health, Education and Work at ROA, established in cooperation with Sardes.
On Wednesday February 20, Frauke Meyer successfully defended her PhD thesis on: “Individual motives for (re-)distribution”.
Supervisor: prof.dr. Th. Dohmen
Co-supervisor: dr. M. Strobel
This thesis investigates people’s beliefs, attitudes, and preferences regarding the distribution of incomes using economic experiments. The thesis finds that a substantial number of people take into account the satisfaction of basic human needs when making distributional choices. The thesis further reveals that one explanation for why the wealthy have less favorable attitudes towards redistribution than people from the general population is that the wealthy have stronger beliefs in the importance of hard work for achieving success in life. Understanding people’s distributional motivations can inform policy makers about the optimal design of redistributive policies and help create acceptance of these policies.
New ROA fact sheet shows that workers in the public sector perceive the risk that technological or organizational change will affect their job to be higher than in other industry sectors. They also more often participate in training courses.
Er is nu al een groot tekort aan personeel in de zorg en dit probleem wordt op de middellange termijn alleen maar groter. Tabel 1 geeft een overzicht van de ROA prognoses voor de verwachte knelpunten naar beroepsgroep in 2022. > Lees meer
The 27th annual workshop of the European Research Network on Transitions in Youth (TIY) will take place in Maastricht, the Netherlands, from 2 to 5 October 2019. The Research Centre for Education and the Labor Market (ROA) of Maastricht University will host this year’s workshop. > read more
New ROA fact sheet about workers in the healthcare sector who perceive the risk of automation to be less than in other occupations. They also learn more from the tasks they perform and through courses.
Call for papers
The 16th Belgian Day for Labour Economists (BDLE) will be hosted by Maastricht University School of Business and Economics on Friday, May 24, 2019.
The BDLE aims at improving contacts and facilitating the exchange of expertise between labour economists located in and around Belgium.
We especially encourage non-tenured researchers to submit their work.
Participation is free of charge.
The keynote will be delivered Daniel S. Hamermesh (Distinguished Scholar, Barnard College and Network Director, IZA).
You are kindly invited to submit a (draft) paper on any topic related to labour economics at
firstname.lastname@example.org with “BDLE 2019” in the subject line by March 22, 2019.
We will let you know whether your paper has been selected for presentation by April 12, 2019.
Further information and a detailed programme will be provided shortly after this date.
Registration is compulsory and should be done no later than May 1st 2019. You can register by sending an e-mail to email@example.com with “Registration BDLE 2019” in the subject line.
Bonnefantenmuseum (http://www.bonnefanten.nl/en/), Maastricht, The Netherlands.
Didier Fouarge – firstname.lastname@example.org
Maastricht University, ROA, GSBE Learning & Work
Stijn Baert (Ghent University), Muriel Dejemeppe (UC Louvain), Bart de Koning (Maastricht University), François Rycx (ULB), Trudie Schils (Maastricht University), Dieter Verhaest (KU Leuven), Sunčica Vujić (University of Antwerp)
Arbeidsmarktongelijkheid onder hbo’ers
Vandaag publiceert ROA (Researchcentrum voor Onderwijs en Arbeidsmarkt) van de Universiteit Maastricht een nieuw rapport op basis van de HBO-Monitor. Bijzonder is dat deze monitor een vergelijking maakt tussen afgestudeerden één jaar na de diplomering en vier tot acht jaar daarna. Met andere woorden, gegevens van dezelfde afgestudeerden zijn over een langere periode vergeleken. Het goede nieuws: sociale herkomst speelt na het behalen van het hbo-diploma geen rol meer op de arbeidsmarkt. Slecht nieuws is dat de positie van vrouwelijke hbo-gediplomeerden na het eerste jaar werken alleen maar slechter wordt.