To provide socially necessary services: Is working for the common good attractive?
GenDis project to start in November 2019
GenDis investigates the social situation, occupational mobility and occupational motivation of service workers producing public goods. The study pays particular attention to occupations in which contradictions between the relevance to the common good and working conditions are commonplace or in which personnel bottlenecks are predicted. The project aims to find out under which conditions people of working age are also prepared in the future to engage professionally in socially necessary services (e.g. health, security, education).
The Sociological Research Institute Göttingen (SOFI) leads the project, evaluates survey and process data and conducts qualitative analyses. Scientific cooperation partners in the project are BIBB (Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung) and GWS.
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