A polarization of Nordic labour market: Recent social and economic trends

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University of Tampere, Main building, lecture room A2a (address: Kalevantie 5)


Work Research Centre, University of Tampere

An open research seminar

Welcome to listen and discuss the existing evidence on the new developments of labour market polarization in the Nordic countries. The seminar aims at extending the view on working life polarization by including discussion different understandings and dimensions of polarization and by bringing together researchers analyzing the topic empirically and theoretically.

We kindly ask you to register here for the coffee service by September 23.

You are warmly welcome!


12.15 – 12.30    
Mia Tammelin, Research Director, Work Research Centre, University of Tampere
12.30 – 13.30    
The Polarization of the Swedish Labour Market - An agenda for research
Thomas Berglund, Professor, Department of Sociology and Work Science, University of Gothenburg
13.30 – 14.00    
Commentary  Rita Asplund, Research Director, Research Institute of the Finnish Economy
14.00 – 14.15    Discussion
14.15 - 14.45     Coffeebreak
14.45 – 15.15    
Does ICT usage erode routine occupations at the firm level?
Jari Vainiomäki, Professor, School of Management, University of Tampere
15.15- 15.45         
The future of work in gendered labour market
Armi Mustosmäki, Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of Jyväskylä
15.45- 16.15        
The consequences of labour market polarization on individuals
Merja Kauhanen, Senior Researcher, Labour Institute for Economic Research
16.15 – 16.30    Closing
Antti Saloniemi, Professor, Sociology, University of Tampere


Brochure (Pdf)



For more information, please contact:
Mia Tammelin (mia.tammelin@staff.uta.fi)