The economic crisis Denmark has experienced since 2008 has led to an increased amount of people being unemployed, especially distinctive among graduates. An employment initiative of ascending popularity is the one of wage subsidy jobs, which involves a number of problematic issues. The project report will in the light of this take its point of departure in how the individual experiences being employed in a wage subsidy job. The problem will be examined on the basis of Axel Honneth’s critical theory of recognition, supplemented with Oskar Negt and Marie Jahoda’s theories of work and unemployment. The analysis is based on qualitatively collected data consisting of four life world interviews with individuals employed in a wage subsidy job, along with two specialist interviews with leading figures within DJØF and Dansk Magisterforening and an quantitative investigation, carried out by Dansk Magisterforening. The main findings of the project report is that wage subsidy jobs increases the possibilities of achieving recognition compared to being regular unemployed, but confines the possibilities compared to being employed under regular conditions.
|Educations||, (Bachelor/Graduate Programme) Undergraduate or graduate|
|Publication date||23 May 2012|
|Supervisors||Catharina Juul Kristensen|