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The Work Futures Research Centre (WFRC) is an interdisciplinary research and consultancy hub which draws on experts from across the University of Southampton.

Through our network of internationally recognized researchers, we tackle some of the most pressing challenges facing the world of work, both paid and unpaid, from digital labour to social care, work organizations across the private, public and third sectors and employees whether on salaries, contracts or unemployed. We are interested in diversity within labour markets, whether through gender, race and ethnicity, social class, educational background, age, sexual orientation or geographical location.
We have published widely in academic and policy and practice formats. Our expertise covers both the UK and international labour markets, and we specialize in developing innovative ways to understand and solve problems and provide strategic and tactical intelligence to our partners.

WFRC on Twitter


WFRC and CRWO are very excited about our joint seminar next week... @traceyw_soc and Clare Lyonette are talking about work and care and social inequalities during the pandemic 👇 https://t.co/xhTLIINTtr

Join us on 12th May for this fantastic joint seminar with @Workfutures: @traceyw_soc and Clare Lyonette talking about their @esrc research on work and care during the pandemic, and whether inequalities of class & gender are intensifying https://t.co/81ZLNhSQis

We are excited to announce our next webinar, co-organised with @CRWO14, on Wednesday the 12th of May at 1 pm! Prof Tracey Warren, @traceyw_soc, and Prof Clare Lyonette will present their work on "Work and care during the COVID-19 pandemic".

Do not forget our webinar today with @DarjaReuschke! See you all there! https://t.co/OQPUr9TvGd

We are excited to announce our next WFRC webinar! Dr Darja Reuschke @DarjaReuschke will talk about homeworking inequalities on Wednesday the 20th January at 1 pm! More details here: https://t.co/jXcy3lPvrH

Yay! Our next WFRC webinar - Professor Maria Daskalaki on “Gendered Impact of Crises: Struggles over Social Reproduction”.
When: December 9th, 13:00- 14:30.
Co-hosted with Centre for Work and Organisations - Southampton Business School.
Sign up here 👇
https://t.co/MHTmRRUVHf