DigiNord is funded in 2021-22 by the Joint Committee for Nordic research councils in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NOS-HS) within the exploratory workshop call 2020.
About the project
The Nordic countries are currently experiencing an unprecedented shift with unknown outcome among their older workers. This shift is caused by the digitalization of work, which affects how and for how long older individuals can work.
At a time where governments are encouraging older indi-viduals to retire at an older age, the digitalization of work both raises hope and causes concerns. However, empirical research into this shift is only just emerging.
The workshop series will guide researchers in their exploration of how the digitalization of work in the Nordic countries affects older workers, taking an exclusion and social risk perspective. It will explore what information currently exists on this topic, which new pieces of information are most crucial to filling the gaps in knowledge, and which research methods and data will most effectively generate these crucial pieces of knowledge. The workshops will guide this exploration through a dialogue across disciplines, across the Nordic countries, and between researchers, stakeholders and the public.
- Kathrin Komp-Leukkunen, PhD, University of Helsinki, Finland (project leader)
- Andreas Motel-Klingebiel, Prof. Dr. phil., Linköping University, Sweden
- Katharina Herlofson, PhD, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway
- Per Erik Solem, Prof. PhD, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway
Discussion on COVID-19 pandemic and it's effects on older workers
Diginord workshop 23.11.2021.
Annika Heuer from Linköping University and Jawaria Khan from the University of Helsinki discuss preliminary survey results on older workers' experiences of life changes related to COVID-19 pandemic.