Sustainable Work

Concepts of sustainable work start from the notion that modern societies are working societies, whose exchange with nature, i.e. the measurable material flows, are many times more and/or higher than they were in earlier forms of society
Taking into account the  ecological limits to growth and the multiple crisis (high unemployment rates, unsecure rates of economic growth, high national depths, climate chance, crisis of care, rising social inequality) concepts of sustainable labor societies investigate changes and hindrances of socio-ecological transformation on a theoretical and empirical level. Keywords for these approaches are: enlargement of the dominating narrow understanding of work as paid work, work time (reduction), redistribution and reorganization of work, care, green jobs, economy of commons, gender equity, quality of life, work-life balance, green economy.


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