The Nordic Future of Work

Drivers, Institutions, and Politics

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The Nordic future of work How will work and working life in the Nordic countries change in the future? This is the question to be addressed in the project The Future of Work: Opportunities and Challenges for the Nordic Models. This initial report describes the main drivers and trends expected to shape the future of work. It also reviews the main distinctions of the Nordic model and recent developments in Nordic working lives, pointing towards the kind of challenges the future of work may pose to the Nordic models. Too often, debates about the future narrowly focus on changes in technology. This report draws attention to the broader drivers and political-institutional frameworks influencing working life developments, aiming to spur debate about how the interaction of changes in demography, climate, globalization and digital technologies may influence Nordic working lives in the coming decades.



Further agenda for the Nordic Future of Work project 2018–2020

This final section gives an overview of the main themes to be studied in the six remaining pillars of the project. The work in each pillar is done by a specialist team of Nordic researchers. A central aim is to facilitate public discussion and cross-fertilization between the various pillars through lectures, conferences, workshops, and the dissemination of discussion papers. After this initial report from Pillar I on the main drivers of change, Pillars II–IV will dig further into the dynamics and consequences of change in three specific areas.


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