important research ques tions One pilot study focuses on the Swedish taxi

Important research ques tions one pilot study focuses

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important research ques- tions. One pilot study focuses on the Swedish taxi-business since its deregulation in the 1990s, recording a rapid increase in the proportion of M&EM drivers combined with worsening working conditions. Another pilot- study has focused on subcontracting in automobile manufacturing , shifting towards the hyper- exploitation of M&EM workers. It identifies deteriorating working conditions and work related injuries related to the reintroduction of stringently monitored Taylorist production tech- niques combined with a public social security system that seems increasingly inaccessible for individuals suffering from work-related injuries and illnesses. This is combined with a decrease in union influence. Rich data on restructuring of the IT sector and ethnic and gender segmentation were produced by the EU sponsored international comparative project on The Regional Impact of the Information Society on Employment and Integration ( ), initiated by the CWW- programme in 2002(Section II, 3.3). During the first 3-years funding period of REMESO these branch and sector related studies on deregulation, recommodification and ethnicisation in Industries and services will be extended and deepened. The studies will be based on a mix of qualitative/quantitative methodology using interviews and situational observation, registerbased and other available quantitative data as well as document analysis. An important element in the project will be an extended case study on Reorganisation of the Public Sector: Changing Gender and Ethnic Relations . This study is premised on the fact that the current reorganisation of work pertains even to realms traditionally regarded as ‘protected’. From a comparative perspective (e.g. Lazaridis 2003) it will examine gender and ethnic dimen- sions of changes in the Swedish public welfare sector. The sector is heterogeneous, but the main focus of the study is on health and care work . The public sector has been held up as the core of the Nordic welfare model (Esping-Andersen 1990), sheltered from market forces, and with extended care responsibility organised through its own employed personnel. But it increasingly adopts patterns of reorganisation (sub-contracting, outsourcing, etc.) typical for corporate business (Sundin 2006). For the individual this may result in a change of employer or in self-employment. Consequences in terms of segmentation, exclusion/inclusion and relations and conditions of employment, wages, working time, health and general welfare pertain in particular to women, the main workforce of the Swedish public sector, but also have But ethnic dimensions so far insufficiently researched in Sweden. In focus are, for example, ‘Swedish’ examined nurses versus M&EM (non EU-15 background) assistant nurses with different trade union affiliations.
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