Aug 6, 2010

work transitions

"One of the barriers to making sense of current workplace* trends is simply coming to terms with the terminology." (WORKS site, 2008)

The transformation of work in a global knowledge economy: towards a conceptual framework is the .pdf edited version of the need for "a glossary of key terms and concepts", made collaboratively in an European project, WORKS - Changes in Work.
"In the transitional labour market perspective, it is argued that there is a new labour market in which, ‘individuals are more and more confronted with so-called transitions-shifts from work to care, to other work, to education, that might occur sequentially, but also simultaneously’ (Schmid, 2000; see also Bannick, Trommel & Hoogenboom, 2005)." (p.34)
[Note to self]: see Gunther Schmid (2005), Transitional labour markets: a new European employment strategy, pointing out the "four main pathways between standard employment and other statuses. These are: the education-to-work transition; the transition between unemployment and work; the transition between unpaid work and paid work; and the transition to retirement." that are explained in another background paper by Ziguras, Stephen; Considine, Mark; Hancock, Linda; Howe, Brian (2004), From risk to opportunity: labour markets in transition: background paper.

* My stroke in the original word workplace to stress that this problem concerns many other trends.

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