The purpose of this volume is to compare the experience of experts in Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece and Turkey concerning themes such as the structure, evolution, prospects and development policies of the labour market. The volume describes the issues and priorities being debated both in the government sector and in the academic world. This is done carrying out a critical analysis of the present situation in relation to developments over the last few decades and by identifying the methodological assumptions necessary for making projections about probable future changes.
Armando Montanari is director of ISEMEM and conducts research in the framework of the scientific initiatives of IREM/CNR and ISEMEM/CNR, two Italian National Research Council Institutes, Naples. He is lecturer on Tourism Economy at the Faculty of Transport Economy and International Trade, Naples. He has worked on a number of multinational comparative research projects promoted by the Vienna Centre (Curb, Project Turin) and the Vienna European Centre (Urbinno). Re is currently chairman of the RURE research group on Population Processes in the Urban and Regional System of the European Science Foundation (ESF). He has published the results of these research activities in several volumes and journals in Italy and abroad.