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New forms of work among young people: Implications for the working environment.

Report
Authors Mette Lykke Nielsen
Louise Yung Nielsen
Kari Anne Holte
Åsa Andersson
Gestur Gudmundsson
Thamar Melanie Heijstra
Johnny Dyreborg
ISBN 978-92-893-6299-3
Publisher Nordisk Ministerråd
Place of publication Copenhagen
Publication year 2019
Published at Department of Cultural Sciences
Language en
Links dx.doi.org/10.6027/Nord2019-025
Keywords Sysselsättning; Barn och unga; Digitalisering; Europeiska unionen; Arbetsmiljö; Hållbar utveckling; Globalisering; Välfärd
Subject categories Other Social Sciences

Abstract

Changes in the labor marked globally and in the Nordic countries involve new forms of work and atypical employment among young workers. A significant proportion of young workers are in temporary positions, working irregular working hours, and part-time work. This also applies to the young workers portrayed in this report. They are working at online platforms as e-sport gamers, YouTuber or Influencers, an thus move into the borderland of the meanings we usually ascribe to the categories ‘work’ and ‘working environment’. This development also apply to traditional professions, such as carpentry work or service work, but the new aspect is that the work is mediated through online platforms, which seems to affect the working environment for those young workers. It is important to know more about new employment forms if we are to improve working environment among these young workers.

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