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Understanding Statistics in the World of Work

Maastricht Summer School
Netherlands, Maastricht
Maastricht Summer School Netherlands, Bonnefantenstraat 2, 6211 KL Maastricht, The Netherlands
Tuition fee €249 one-time
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Overview

Course Description
In today’s data-driven world, interpreting labour market statistics is a crucial skill. This one-week intensive course is designed to empower students with the knowledge, critical thinking, and data visualization skills necessary to navigate the complexities of labour market data. The course delves into the multifaceted role of statistics in labour market analysis: the potential for misuse, the influence of politics, the role of statistics in social policies, and the importance of statistics to understand social and technological transitions. The course will help students visualise such statistics using R and/or STATA and provide strategies for robust interpretation of statistics on job creation, unemployment, training, and informality.

Goals
• Comprehend the foundations of labour market statistics.
• Identify and scrutinise misuse of labour market statistics (by governments, politicians, and businesses).
• Engage in data interpretation, analysis, and visualisation using R and/or STATA.
• Forecasting labour market statistics.
• Consider future trends in labour market statistics.
• Develop skills in ethical interpretation of labour market statistics.

Recommended Literature
To be decided (Literature will be open source).

Teaching Methods
Lectures, PBL

Assessment Methods
Attendance, Presentation

Course Coordinator
Mantej Pardesi

Apply now! Maastricht Summer School 2023/24
Application deadline
23 Jun 2024, 23:59:59
Central European Time
Studies commence
1 Jul 2024
Apply now! Maastricht Summer School 2023/24
Application deadline
23 Jun 2024, 23:59:59
Central European Time
Studies commence
1 Jul 2024