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 the national and international perspectives.
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. The research group’s seminar series on Working Life and Welfare offers both internal working seminars and public seminars. Directors: Tomas Berglund and Kristina Håkansson.