Changing health and skills requirements in the labour market?
This project studies recent changes in skills and health requirements facing workers. Recent developments, such as technological change, organizational change, and globalization may change the composition of jobs in terms of skills and health requirments.
The focus of this project is on marginal workers, i.e. worker with low formal skills and/or with health challenges:
- Which of these underlying develpments work for, and which work against, the inclusion of marginal workers, and who are more vulnerable to change, workers with disabilities, weak health or workers with low skills?
For instance; while restructuring from globalization may affect workers with low skills and health challenges negatively, the robot revolution may change job requirements to the advantage of workers with certain health challenges positively.
At the same time, and partly as a response to the same underlying forces, institutional aspects of the labour market are changing. Non-typical labour contracts appear to be on the rise. Domestic outsourcing creates several layers of organisational units between the worker and the employer or principal, self-employed workers may do tasks that were previously undertaken by employed workers, and various forms of temporary contracts are employed to limit the contractual obligations of the employer.
On the one hand, these forms of contracts may be seen as promoting flexibility and innovation, and as providing stepping stones for marginal workers. On the other hand, they may stimulate segregation into a two-tier labour market:
- Who are impacted by the changes in contractual arrangements, and how is the sorting in and out of non-typical contracts for workers with low skills or health and disability challenges?
The project is also part of CORE – Centre for Research on Gender Equality at the Institute for Social Research.
|Erling Barth Research Professor||Dr. polit.||+47 930 91 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Harald Dale-Olsen Research Professor||Dr. polit.||+47 482 83 527 +47 958 08 email@example.com|
|Inés Hardoy Research Professor||Dr. polit.||+47 472 45 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Marianne Røed Research Professor||Dr. polit.||+47 480 39 email@example.com|
|Marte Strøm Senior Research Fellow||PhD||+47 408 85 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Janis Umblijs Senior Research Fellow||PhD||+47 925 27 email@example.com|
|Kristine von Simson Senior Research Fellow||PhD||+47 997 00 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kjersti Misje Østbakken Senior Research Fellow||PhD||+47 991 62 email@example.com|
|Richard Freeman (Harvard University og NBER)|
|Idunn Brekke (Nova, OsloMet)|