This project aims to understand the risks of exclusion from working life against the backdrop of of the COVID-19 outbreak.
It focuses on the tension between active ageing norms and risk-group definitions in addition to the future of work participation under the conditions of COVID-19, the revised employment protection act, health services and related discourses.
The goal is to:
a) provide an overview of people’s experiences and
b) understand trends over the progress of the crises.
Differences among Age, Gender, Social Classes and Regions
In addition to age, we want to address the differences among genders, social classes and regions. Starting from these we want to contribute to social discourse concerning risks for exclusion, discrimination and disadvantage based on age and its interplay with other social indicators.
The endeavour is guided by three basic research questions:
- What sort of changes in work situations and conditions are experienced by people of various ages in Sweden as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak? And what are the consequences of these changes for people’s lives?
- How satisfied are people of different ages with their individual situations caused by the conditions imposed during the pandemic, and what are the key difficulties or even new comforts?
- What are people’s future prospects during and after the crisis?