Liberalization of social services: Impact on workers' socio-economic security(A joint project of ILO-SES and Public Services International (PSI)
IFP/SES has launched a research project to examine the implications for workers' socio-economic security
from the liberalization of social services (including privatization and decentralization) in the following areas:
|WHERE||Asia, Africa, Latin America, as well as industrialised countries.|
Under the project a network of global experts in the particular service areas has been built,
with background research undertaken in each area. A survey instrument specific to the needs
of this investigation has been developed. It will be sent to PSI's global affiliates, in multiple languages.
The survey aims to capture the experience of public service trade unions with liberalization in countries
around the world.
The project will draw on data from the Programme's Peoples' Security Surveys (PSS) and Enterprise Labour Flexibility Surveys (ELFS); from results of a project undertaken by Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU) in 2000-2 and the results of the PSIRU- United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) project on 'Understanding the strategies of multinational health care companies in Europe and Asia'.
It will draw from the results of the ILO-SES/PSI research that looked at the experience of health workers in Eastern and Central Europe during the last decade, as well as research being undertaken by OECD, Education International, and other relevant bodies examining the effect of changes in social service provision on users and social service workers.
|OUTPUTS||A technical workshop is planned for 2005 to launch a book consisting of the research commissioned under this project, and to present initial findings from the global survey of PSI affiliates.|
|CONTACT||Ellen Rosskam, E:mail: firstname.lastname@example.org|