Working Life Research

Research group
Active research
Project period
2000 - ongoing
Project owner
Department of Sociology and Work Science

Short description

Work is a significant part of people’s everyday lives. Changes in the labour market and how work is managed and organised have varying consequences for different groups in the workforce. How working conditions and the work environment are shaped depending upon gender, class, ethnicity and generation is an important subject of study. Comprehensive working life research is conducted at the Department at the societal, workplace and individual levels, and from both a national and an international perspective.
Current research projects involve labour relations; workforce mobility and flexibility; young workers’ entry to the labour market and older workers’ exit; the status of occupational groups; work organisation and leadership; and workers’ conditions and job perceptions.