Work integration and the relationship to youth work, labour recruitment practices, qualifications and skills, value of diplomas on the labour market, overqualification and the training/employment relationship, meaning of work, placement and hiring agencies, new forms of regulation, liberal theories


A CIRANO Researcher and Fellow since 2013, Mircea Vultur is Full Professor at the Urbanisation Culture Société Research Centre of the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS).

He is also Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Université Laval, co-responsible for the International Research Committee on the Sociology of Work affiliated with the International Association of French-Speaking Sociologists and responsible for the Work and Professional Integration axis at the Observatoire Jeunes et Société.

Holding a Ph.D. in Sociology from Université Laval, his current research focuses on the professional integration of university graduates and the phenomenon of overqualification.

He has been a visiting professor at several European and South American universities (Université Paris-Dauphine, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, UniLaSalle, Université d'Aix-Marseille, Université de Luxembourg, Federal University of Santa Catarina, University of Porto Alegre).

He is the author or coordinator of eight books including La signification du travail (2010 prize of the Fédération francophone des affaires). Among his latest books: La surqualification au Québec et au Canada (dir., Québec, PUL, 2014) and Les agences de travail temporaire : leur rôle et leur fonctionnement comme intermédiaires du marché du travail (codir. J. Bernier, Québec, PUL, 2014).

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