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Gender and Ethnicity in the Labor Market

Dates:
  • Mon 17 Feb 2020 15.00 - 17.00
  Add to Calendar 2020-02-17 15:00 2020-02-17 17:00 Europe/Paris Gender and Ethnicity in the Labor Market

Due to globalization, immigration and increasing participation of women in the labor market, organizations in modern societies face a dynamic environment that poses ever-changing pressures on their workplace arrangements. Increasing diversity has been continuously emphasized, especially by organizational psychologists, as highly beneficial for an organization’s collective achievement. A diverse working environment allows for new ideas and perspectives, it enhances a sense of belonging and well-being, and it also increases an organization’s revenues. 

This seminar will focus on gender and ethnic diversity in the labor market, with also a glimpse at gender and ethnicity in political representation. Women’s participation in the labor market has increased, public opinion has changed, and national-level initiatives like quotas have been imposed on female representation on corporate boards. Similarly, labour forces have become increasingly diverse on the basis of ethnicity. In many European countries the guestworkers of the 1950s and 1960s have stayed, their children are born and educated in the host countries, often have the citizenship of these countries and are entering the labour market. Furthermore, increasing labour migration as well as refugee flows have diversified the labour force. Considering such societal developments, one might expect that gender and ethnic diversity in the workplace (and in political representation) will have reached a fair representation of societal gender and ethnic diversity by now. Is this the case? And what are the underlying mechanisms of the current (lack of) gender and ethnic diversity? 

The main objective of this seminar is to provide an interdisciplinary overview of trends and theoretical perspectives related to gender and ethnic diversity. Moreover, by covering a range of empirical designs implemented to study gender and ethnic diversity in the labor market, the seminar will provide the researchers with a broad knowledge of how one can do empirical research on these important societal phenomena.

Each week, for eight meetings, researchers will read and discuss the selected readings. During the last two meetings, researchers will present an application of the theories and approaches covered in the seminar into: either their ongoing research or a new research proposal. 

Seminar Room 2 - Badia Fiesolana DD/MM/YYYY
  Seminar Room 2 - Badia Fiesolana

Due to globalization, immigration and increasing participation of women in the labor market, organizations in modern societies face a dynamic environment that poses ever-changing pressures on their workplace arrangements. Increasing diversity has been continuously emphasized, especially by organizational psychologists, as highly beneficial for an organization’s collective achievement. A diverse working environment allows for new ideas and perspectives, it enhances a sense of belonging and well-being, and it also increases an organization’s revenues. 

This seminar will focus on gender and ethnic diversity in the labor market, with also a glimpse at gender and ethnicity in political representation. Women’s participation in the labor market has increased, public opinion has changed, and national-level initiatives like quotas have been imposed on female representation on corporate boards. Similarly, labour forces have become increasingly diverse on the basis of ethnicity. In many European countries the guestworkers of the 1950s and 1960s have stayed, their children are born and educated in the host countries, often have the citizenship of these countries and are entering the labour market. Furthermore, increasing labour migration as well as refugee flows have diversified the labour force. Considering such societal developments, one might expect that gender and ethnic diversity in the workplace (and in political representation) will have reached a fair representation of societal gender and ethnic diversity by now. Is this the case? And what are the underlying mechanisms of the current (lack of) gender and ethnic diversity? 

The main objective of this seminar is to provide an interdisciplinary overview of trends and theoretical perspectives related to gender and ethnic diversity. Moreover, by covering a range of empirical designs implemented to study gender and ethnic diversity in the labor market, the seminar will provide the researchers with a broad knowledge of how one can do empirical research on these important societal phenomena.

Each week, for eight meetings, researchers will read and discuss the selected readings. During the last two meetings, researchers will present an application of the theories and approaches covered in the seminar into: either their ongoing research or a new research proposal. 


Location:
Seminar Room 2 - Badia Fiesolana

Affiliation:
Department of Political and Social Sciences

Type:
Seminar

Organiser:
Prof. Klarita Gërxhani (EUI - Department of Political and Social Sciences)
Dr. Eva Zschirnt (EUI - Max Weber Programme)

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