This project aims at understanding risks of exclusion from working life against the backdrop of currently experienced changes on times of the COVID-19 outbreak.
It focuses on the tension between active ageing norms and risk-group definitions as well as on the future of work participation under the conditions of COVID-19, the revised employment protection act, health services and related discourses.
It is the goal to
a) provide an overview on people’s experiences and to
b) understand trends in the progress of the crises.
Diifferences between age, gender, social classes and regions
Besides of age, we want to address differences between genders, social classes and regions. Starting from these we want to contribute to a social discourse on risks for exclusion, discrimination and disadvantage by age and its interplay with other social indicators.
The endeavour is guided by three basic research questions:
- What kind of changes do people of different ages experience in Sweden under the impression of the COVID-19 outbreak in the field of work situations and conditions with the consequences for people’s life?
- How satisfied are people of different ages with the individual situation under the outbreak conditions and where do they see the key difficulties or even new comforts?
- What are people’s future prospects for the time of the crisis and the time after the crisis?