WAGE - Arctic Economy and Social Transitions

WAGE - Arctic Economy and Social Transitions

SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada) grant – PARTNERSHIP grant (2021-2026).

Principal investigator for South Greenland case study: Dr. Joan Nymand Larsen at jnl@unak.is

Dr. Joan Nymand Larsen is leading a case study in South Greenland investigating social and economic inequalities in Nanortalik, Narsaq, and Qaqortoq. Our research will demonstrate some of the internal structures, issues and challenges in the Arctic region today that perpetuate power imbalances, inequalities, and the unequal distribution of economic costs and benefits. The main objectives are to analyse key components and drivers of economic change and transitions, and to study their impacts on distributional outcomes, and with attention to institutional changes; to gather and analyse local perspectives on economic change and development with a focus on distributional issues and power imbalances, and with attention to critical trade-offs. The case study contributes to the WAGE partnership‘s overall objectives of describing and investigating the current state of inequalities and the study of the distribution of wealth and its dynamics.

WAGE Consortium is led by Gérard Duhaime, University of Laval, Quebec.

For more information, contact Dr. Joan Nymand Larsen at jnl@unak.is

WAGE official website: https://www.wage.ulaval.ca/