The research priorities of this thematic area are
- Global work, changing labour markets, educational transitions
- Digitalisation, dataisation
- Discriminatory/empowering practices and structures in education and labour markets
The starting point is detailed socio-cultural understanding of the key social practices and institutions listed in the name of the thematic area. Despite possible equality goals, education and work create and reproduce inequalities related to geography, mobility trajectories, gender and class, for example. Research is focused on these areas but also seeks alternative possibilities, the identification of which requires the study of education and work in terms of markets, pedagogy and labour organisation as well as a social, cultural, lived and experienced phenomenon.