Nov 112013
Schedule and Location: Wednesday, May 28 10:45am-12:15pm Vallee-299

Primary Session Category: Work, Professions, and Occupations
Session Code: WPO1-A
Session Format: Regular (Presentations and Discussion)

Session Description: This session seeks papers exploring the changing structure of, and/or workers’ experiences in, a variety of occupations and professions.  Case studies of specific occupations and professions are welcome, as are studies of labour market shifts altering the distribution of workers across occupations, and studies of professional development and change.  Also relevant are studies that explore workers’ struggle to obtain employment in specific occupations and professions, the impact of working on workers, and the ways in which workers endeavor to transform the occupations and professions they work in.

Session Organizer: Tracey Adams, University of Western Ontario, Sociology,

Chair: Tracey Adams


1.     Marisa Young, Scott Schieman  

Gender Differences in the Association between Work-Family Conflict and Job Transitions

2.     Matteo Antonini   

 Work trajectories after a spell of unemployment: description and hypotheses testing

3.     Louise Birdsell Bauer  

Non-Tenure Track Faculty, Professional Identity, and Boundary Work in Canadian and American Universities: a Preliminary Analysis

4.     Kyle Fraser, Jacob Plunkett-Latimer 

Between the Borders: Part-Time Military Service as Work in the Canadian Armed Forces

5.     Vivian Shalla  

Understudies of the Profession: The Employment Situation of Occasional Teachers in Ontario

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