Gender and diversity

Gender and diversity

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.

Related Publications:

Annesley, C. (2012) ‘Campaigning Against the Cuts - Gender Equality Movements in Tough Times’,Political Quarterly, vol. 83, no. 1, pp.19-23

Annesley, C. and Gains, F. (2012) ‘Investigating the Economic Determinants of the UK Gender Equality Policy Agenda’ The British Journal of Politics And International Relations, vol. 15, no. 1 pp.125-146 

Barrientos, S. (2010) ‘Gender and Ethical Trade: Can Vulnerable Women Workers Benefit?' in: Chant, S. (ed.) The International Handbook of Gender and Poverty, London: Edward Elgar pp.440-445

Barrientos, S. and B. Evers (2013) ‘Gender production networks: push and pulls on corporate responsibility?’ in: Rai, S. and Waylen, G. (eds) New Frontiers in Feminist Political Economy London: Routledge pp.43-61

Bastia, T. (2012) ‘I am going, with or without you: Autonomy in Bolivian Transnational Migrations’,Gender, Place and Culture: a Journal of Feminist Geography, vol. 20, no.2 pp.160-177.

Dewhurst, E. (2013) ‘Intergenerational Balance, Mandatory Retirement and Age Discrimination in Europe: How can the ECJ better support National Courts in Finding a Balance between the Generations’ Common Market Law Review, vol. 50, pp.1-30.

Dewhurst, E. (2013) ‘The Development of EU Case Law on Age Discrimination in Employment: "Will you still need me? Will you still feed me? When I'm Sixty-Four”’ European Law Journal, vol. 19, no.4, pp.517-544

Fagan, C. and Norman, H. (2012) ‘Trends and social divisions in maternal employment patterns following maternity leave in the UK’ International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy vol. 32, no. 9/10 pp.544-560.

Fagan, C., Gonzalez Menendez, M., and Gomez Anson, S. (2012) (eds.) Women on Corporate Boards and in Top Management: European trends and policy. Work and Welfare in Europe. Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Gash, V., Mertens, A. and Romeu-Gordo, L. (2012) ‘The Influence of Changing Hours of Work on Women’s Life-Satisfaction’ The Manchester School, vol. 8, no.1, pp.51-74 

Hebson, G. (2009) ‘Renewing Class Analysis in Studies of the Workplace: A Comparison of Working-class and Middle-class Women's Aspirations and Identities’ Sociology vol. 43, no. 1 pp.27-44

Karamessini, M. and Rubery, J. M. (eds.) (2013) Women and Austerity Abingdon: Routledge

McBride, A. (2011) ‘Lifting the Barriers? Workplace Education and Training, Women and Job Progression’,Gender, Work and Organization, vol. 18, no. 5 pp. 528–547

Rafferty, A. (2012) ‘Ethnic penalties in graduate level over-education, unemployment and wages: Evidence from Britain’, Work Employment and Society, vol. 26, no. 6 pp. 986-1006

Rubery, J. and Rafferty, A. (2013) ‘Women and recession revisited’, Work Employment and Society, vol. 27, no. 3 pp.414-432

Tavora, I. (2012) ‘The southern European social model: familialism, labour market segmentation and the high rates of female employment in Portugal’ Journal of European Social Policy, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 63-76

Tavora, I. and Rubery, J. (2013) ‘Female employment, labour market institutions and gender culture in Portugal’ European Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 19, no. 3, pp.221-237