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Working Life

Studies of work and organization - both key concepts in sociological analysis - have a long history at the department.

How organizations are formed, controlled and managed have been important research questions. The internationalization of the economy, increased labour migration and the introduction of new technologies make one question earlier models of work organization. To what extent the trend is towards more fundamental changes - a "post bureaucracy" or "the new working life" - is controversial. What happens with working life’s institutions and actors, negotiation systems and strategies are other important issues. Women's integration in the labour market has put the spotlight on issues of equality and balance between work and family. There is also increased attention paid to the situation of immigrants, not least what role discrimination plays for their employability.

Researchers and fields of research

Published Mar. 28, 2019 4:21 PM - Last modified Jan. 4, 2021 11:26 AM