Social Consequences of the Transformation of the World of Work in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century
Postgraduate Research Group of the Hans Böckler Foundation
Direction: Frank Bösch/ZZF, Winfried Süß/ZZF, Stefan Berger/ISB Bochum, und Andreas Wirsching/IfZ München-Berlin
Duration: December 2016 - October 2020
During the second half of the twentieth century, technological and economic changes such as digitalisation and automatisation of production processes, globalisation and the expansion of the service sector have induced fundamental changes in the world of labour. The research group with nine PhD-students explores the consequences of these processes for employees. It is funded by the Hand-Böckler-foundation and supervised by the ZZF (Frank Bösch/Winfried Süß) together with the Institute for Social Movements Bochum (Stefan Berger) and the Institute of Contemporary History in München/Berlin (Andreas Wirsching). The PhD projects address the practices of labour, patterns of social stratification and inequality, and the role of trade unions, mainly at intermediate and micro levels. The research projects of the Potsdam PhD group will concentrate on the correlation between the changes in the world of labour and the changes in social inequality.
The website on the project is available via this link: http://wandel-der-arbeit.de/