Codice anagrafe nazionale ricerche: 58240
Denominazione: Istituto di Ricerche Economiche e Sociali dell'Emilia-Romagna

CF: 92032080373
Codice iscrizione provvisorio anagrafe: 58240

Data codice iscrizione anagrafe: 11/01/2007
Sede legale Via Marconi 69
Regione Emilia-Romagna
Provincia BO
CAP 40122
Comune Bologna

Fax: 051-294804
Natura giuridica: Altri Enti
Attività: ISTAT: 73200
Attività Ricerca e sviluppo sperimentale nel campo delle scienze sociali e umanistiche

Area tematica: Welfare e lavoro
Anno: 2017
Tipo di pubblicazione: Articolo
Autori: Carlo Fontani; Lisa Dorigatti; Barbara Grüning
Internships are becoming more common in our economies, but their role is increasingly debated and (sometimes) criticized. Despite their origin as tools aimed at strengthening the individuals’ skills and facilitating the transition between education and work, they have often been accused of having become both a way for businesses to acquire low-cost workforce and another form of precarious work. This paper aims at contributing to this debate through the analysis of the internship agreements and training projects stipulated in the Province of Bologna in 2012. It will show that it is extremely difficult to give a clear answer to the question whether internships represent a chance for training or a form of exploitation. However, the analysis shows that there is a significant proportion of highly problematic placements, in low-demand areas of expertise, such as trade and catering, and highly repetitive jobs.