2004
Volume 25, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 0169-2216
  • E-ISSN: 2468-9424

Abstract

Sociology of work in the Netherlands 1984-2009: cumulation of knowledge and debate about its micro foundation

Sociology of work in the Netherlands 1984-2009: cumulation of knowledge and debate about its micro foundation

The article describes the development of the sociology of work in the Netherlands during the period 1984-2009 from three different perspectives. The first perspective focuses on the question how sociology of work as field of knowledge and as academic discipline has developed, and what have been the main determinants of that development. The second perspective is that of themes and hypotheses. Focussing on the themes of quality of jobs, flexibilization of the labour market and differences in the work of women and men, it is shown how debates developed and knowledge has grown during the past 25 years. The third perspective concerns the micro foundation of the sociology of work, which is the recurrent theme in debates about the discipline. The article concludes that the new challenges for the sociology of work are in research about the conditions of the contribution of work to human well-being.

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