Can, and should, social science contribute to better quality jobs?
A 70-year retrospect and prospect
This workshop will interest scholars of work and employment, policy makers in employers’ organisations and trade unions, public officials, and researchers in research institutes with an interest in work and the labour market. It is intended to be an engaged conversation among experts. Numbers will be restricted.
There will four short (15 minute) presentations by experts in the field, taking specific examples to address some of the above questions:
- Tuomo Alasoini (Chief Adviser, TEKES, Finland) on Nordic models of workplace change and the workforce development programmes.
- Prof. Anne-marie Greene (De Montfort University) on the impact of feminism on working life.
- Prof. David Guest (King’s College, London) on the Quality of Work Life movement.
- Prof. Ewart Keep (Oxford University) on skills and understanding of the demand for and utilisation of skills.
There will be six short presentations from other participants on different aspects of work. There will be space for questions and discussion, leading up to a concluding round table of experts.
Prof. William Brown (University of Cambridge) will comment on overall themes.
To book your place, please contact the journal’s Managing Editor, Claire Castle, at firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than 5th September.