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Career and Career Guidance in the Nordic Countries (2020)

Hagaseth Haug, E., Hooley, T., Kettunen, J., & Thomsen, R. (Eds.). (2020). Career and Career Guidance in the Nordic Countries. Brill. Career Development Series, 9. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004428096

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Hagaseth Haug, Erik; Hooley, Tristram; Kettunen, Jaana; Thomsen, Rie

ISBN: 978-90-04-42808-9

eISBN: 978-90-04-42809-6

Journal or series: Career Development Series

ISSN: 2542-9809

Publication year: 2020

Number in series: 9

Number of pages in the book: 359

Publisher: Brill

Place of Publication: Leiden

Publication country: Netherlands

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004428096

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel


Career brings together individuals’ paths through life, learning and work. It describes how people interface with social institutions including the education system, employers, civil society and the state. Because our careers are socially and culturally embedded it matters where they are enacted. Career and Career Guidance in the Nordic Countries explores what kind of context the Nordic region offers for the pursuit of career, how the development of careers are supported in welfare societies, and how career guidance is enacted in this context.

The Nordic region encompasses an area in Northern Europe and the Northern Atlantic comprising Denmark, Sweden, Norway as well as Finland to the east and Iceland in the Atlantic. It includes also the self-governing areas of Åland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands. This region has long been seen as a source of progressive policy innovation in education and employment and this book focuses and explores the place, the enactment and the theories of career guidance in these Nordic countries.

Keywords: choice of profession; career choice; career planning; career development; career; direction (instruction and guidance); career guidance

Free keywords: Nordic countries

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Reporting Year: 2020

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