University of Gothenburg

Transitions in work and education

How do we achieve a sustainable working life? Labour markets, working life and labour market policies are changing – among other thing as a consequence of technological change, governance logics and demographic developments. These changes also affect perceptions of knowledge, learning and the role of education. The theme highlights, problematises and analyses several challenges.

In the Nordic region, both education and the labour market are segregated and divided by gender. Perceptions of sex and gender have consequences for, , among other things, study and working conditions, wages and the distribution of power and resources in society. The 'green' transition, competence provision and recruitment are given particular attention alongside the undervaluation of female-dominated professions through wages and working conditions. Analyses of norms around care, technology and gender show how the division of unpaid care and domestic work ultimately affects the climate impact of households. The concept of 'place' is used as an explanatory model in several ways to problematise local and regional labour markets, their gender relations and gendered conditions.

We cooperate with, amongst others
Researchers at University of Gothenburg and at other higher educational institutions, Tidskift för genusvetenskap (TGV), national committees/commissions, researchers, labour market actors in the Nordic region, the Nordic Council, relevant actors for the Nordic Council of Ministers, actors involved in projects from the Nordic Gender Equality Fund