Men in Manual Occupations
Changing Lives in Times of Change
Chelsom Vogt, Kristoffer
A shortage of skilled workers is currently emerging in many countries. Yet public discourse and much research literature convey the impression that manual labor is somehow outmoded, requiring competencies that are no longer necessary in today’s «post-industrial, information-based society». The question of how to achieve the right balance between different types of work in a society is one that transcends national borders.
Keywordsshortage of skilled workers; manual occupations; education; work; Apprenticeship; Entrepreneurship; Housekeeping; Labour economics; Norway; Petroleum industry; Plumber; Social mobility; Tertiary education
Publication date and place2017
Society & social sciences