The Increasing Underemployment and Decreasing Job Control for Highly Qualified Employees

April 20, 2018, 10:00 - 11:00

Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street

D.W. Livingstone

Canada Research Chair in Lifelong Learning and Work, Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto

D.W. Livingstone

Highly qualified professional employees are widely regarded as strategic resources for "knowledge economies." However, there is mounting evidence that these "knowledge workers" are experiencing both increasing underemployment and decreasing job control, as well as diminishing participation in both further education and job-related informal learning. Prospects for employment and educational reforms to reverse current trends will be addressed.