Directions for advancing the study of work transitions in the 21st century

  • Objectives: The purpose of this article is to share the details, outcomes and deliverables from an international workshop on work transitions in London, Ontario, Canada. Participants: Researchers, graduate students, and community group members met to identity ways to advance the knowledge base of strategies to enhance work participation for those in the most disadvantaged groups within society. Methods: A participatory approach was used in this workshop with presentations by researchers and graduate students. This approach included dialogue and discussion with community members. In addition, small group dialogue and debate, world cafe discussions, written summaries of group discussion and reflection boards were used to bring new ideas to the discussion and to build upon what we know. Findings: Two research imperatives and six research recommendations were identified to advance global dialogue on work transitions and to advance the knowledge base. Occupational justice can be used to support future research directions in the study of work transitions. Conclusions: Moving forward requires a commitment of community of researchers, clinicians and stakeholders to address work disparities and implement solutions to promote participation in work.

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Author:L. Shaw, K. Jacobs, D. Rudmann, L. Magalhaes, S. Huot, Birgit Prodinger, A. Mandich, C. Hocking, V. Akande, C. Backmann, A. Bossers, M. Bragg, M. Bryson, J. Cowls, S. D. Stone, E. Dawe, S. Dennhardt, D. Dennis, J. Foster, M. Friesen, S. Galheigo, J. Gichuri, I. Hughes, A. Isaac, T. Jarus, A. Kinsella, L. Klinger, R. Leyshon, R. Lysaght, E. McKay, T. Orchard, S. Phelan, M. Ravenek, K. R. Gruhl, L. Robb, R. Stadnyk, T. Sumsion, M. Suto
Parent Title (English):Work
Document Type:Article (peer reviewed)
Publication Year:2012
Tag:Occupational transitions; Work disparities; occupational justice
First Page:369
Last Page:377
Peer reviewed:Ja
faculties / departments:Fakultät für Angewandte Gesundheits- und Sozialwissenschaften
Dewey Decimal Classification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 61 Medizin und Gesundheit / 610 Medizin und Gesundheit