Course Code: DMRU 209 • Study year: II • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Sociology - Masters • Field of study: Development and management of human resources
Type of course: Elective (1 of 2)
Language of instruction: Romanian
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Vlad Zeno Millea
Seminar tutor: Vlad Zeno Millea
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class / Seminary
Number of teaching hours per semester: 14
Number of teaching hours per week: 1
Semester: Summer
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 5

Course aims:

Understand the notion of labour market, its related concepts, and the adjusting methods for labour demand and supply, taking into account the role of institutions and social policies involved in this adjustment process
Acquiring / improving the ability to identify labor market dysfunctions and to propose solutions (action plans) aimed at increasing the match between labor supply and demand
Developing the capacity to assess the strengths and weaknesses of a plan of action (social policy) aimed at improving the situation on the labor market

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

1. Labour market: concepts, characteristics, functions 2. The labour market in Romania 3. Labour market institutions 4. The European model on employment 5. Evolutions on the labour market 6. Elements of employment strategy in Romania 7. Analysis of the economic situation in Romania 8. Analysis of the situation on the labour market. Demographic trends 9. Trends in employment 10. Trends in unemployment 11. Public employment agencies 12. Attributions of compartments within the organizational structure of local employment agencies 13. Private institutions for selection and placement of workforce

Teaching methods:

Debate, analysis, exemplification.

Learning outcomes:

Understand how the major institutions involved on the labour market establish their goals and act to achieve it. • Acquisition / improving the ability to identify dysfunctions manifested on the labour market and to propose solutions (action plans) aimed to improve the matching between demand and supply of labour • Developing the ability to assess the strengths and weaknesses of an action plan (social policy) aiming to improve the situation on the labour market

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

A two-hour written examination (60% of the final grade); The evaluation of a paper (40% of the final grade).

Recommended reading:

Arellano A., Felgueroso F., Vázquez P., González E., PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS IN LABOR MARKETS, IESE Business School – University of Navarra, Working Paper WP-744, xxx, 2008, xxx.
Card, D.; J. Kluve; A. Weber, Active Labour Market Policy Evaluations: A Meta – Analysis, IZA Discussion Paper No. 4002, Bonn, 2009, xxx.
Jahn, E. J., Rosholm M., Looking beyond the Bridge: How Temporary Agency Employment Affects Labour Market Outcomes, Discussion Paper No. 4973, xxx, xxx, 2010, xxx.