• Helge Hvid Roskilde University


Also in this issue, we present articles that represent working life research widely. Working life and the Nordic labor market model is examined in three articles: Two articles present studies about current challenges for the Nordic model illustrated by case studies of low-paid service work, largely done by migrant workers. A third article contributes to the understanding of the Nordic model through a study of employers' involvement in active labor market policy. Two studies are dealing with employee involvement in the renewal and transformation of the public sector, respectively, on family-related social service and in hospitals. We present a study of how conflicts at the workplace affect the working environment with a large nongovernmental organization (NGO) as case. Finally, a study of how working conditions affects intention to retire is presented, with a university as case (...)

Author Biography

Helge Hvid, Roskilde University

Professor, Department of People and Technology. Working Life. email:

How to Cite
Hvid, H. (2016). Introduction. Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies, 6(1), 1-3.