Within its theme of Aging, lifelong learning and life course flexibility, the committee focuses on lifelong learning and work and lifelong learning and health, both sub-themes developed in relation to life course research and policy framework.
For lifelong learning and work, the committee seeks to answer questions such as: How and on what contexts do individuals, experiencing desynchronized life course, develop and mobilize knowledge and skills to pilot their occupational life transitions?
In the context of demographic changes that project labour shortage, the learning demand of the active population shifts towards older occupational strata. How are the work-related learning demands that emerge later in people’s lives expressed and met in various sectors?
Health-related lifelong learning policies are emerging in national policies on health,
which tend to complete their historical dominant curative orientation with new
concerns for health literacy within new public health strategies. The aim is to monitor
this yet timid but steady transition from health welfare system to participative
2010 Socio-Economic Conference
Changing Demand for Basic Education and Training in the Workplace
Paul Bélanger, Université de Québec à Montréal, Montréal, Québec
4th Population, Work, Family Policy Research Collaboration
Health and lifelong learning: The learning component of reflexive health policies, Paul Bélanger (Université du Québec à Montréal)
Institutional supports for Canadians? Retirement-refuted education: An agenda for data gathering, Richard Shillington
3rd Population, Work, Family Policy Research Collaboration
School Trajectories of Young Canadians: What Challenges Lie at the Horizon
Guaranteed Merit-Based Scholarships and the Characteristics of Students Entering University, Martin D. Dooley, A. Abigail Payne, A. Leslie Robb, McMaster University