Within FairWRC, there are a number of staff engaged in research connected with gender and diversity, from the differing backgrounds of employment studies and organisational psychology. In the context of employment studies, there has been a strong tradition of work from an institutional perspective examining conditions of persisting gender inequality in employment, both in a UK and an international context.
Our diversity research has examined not only issues of gender diversity in the UK and Europe but also diversity relating to ethnic origin, disability and age. Other research interest has focused on diversity in a global, particularly Asian, context.
We have a number of ongoing projects in this area which includes: gender, labour under-utilisation and recession; the Motherhood pay gap; employment and the family under recession and austerity; contractual and procurement practices in the outsourced cleaning sector.
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