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Ekaterina Lysenko


Office: SN-2005
Telephone: (709) 864- 6127
Fax: (709) 864- 3119


Dr. Kelly Vodden

Thesis title:

Labour Market Development in Newfoundland and Labrador: Regional Challenges and Active Solutions

Research Description:

My research explores the potential implementation of Active Labour Market Policies (ALMPs) in Newfoundland and Labrador. ALMPs are based on the three main components: training, wage subsidies and improved matching of workers with available jobs. This type of policy is appropriate to address specific aspects of the local labour market such as high unemployment rates and labour shortage.
The provincial labour market is experiencing a structural unemployment phase, exacerbated by strong out-migration and rapid population aging. It is unlikely that employment will return to the equilibrium by itself, which is the assumption for passive labour market policies. Hence, there is an urgent need to find the appropriate Active Labour Market Policies to improve the current unemployment situation in our province and address local labour demand.

Research interests:

  • local, national and international labour markets
  • regional development.