Exploring how the world of work impacts on peoples' identities and sense of belonging in the UK today.

Drawing on input from trade union representatives, working rights campaigners, academics from a range of disciplines, non-governmental organisations, policymakers and community practitioners, this project focuses on five key aspects of working life - ‘working-class’ identities, ‘precarious’ work and young people, digital revolutions (including digitalisation and automatisation), meaningless (‘bullshit’) jobs, and youth unemployment and worklessness - as well as the impacts of structural discrimination.

This project involved 12 months of work, including initial interdisciplinary research to inform a briefing document, a multi-sector residential conference, a smaller expert consultation to review and refine findings from the conference, and the publication of a final report, which was launched in London in November 2019.

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