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EditorsKaren Kraal, Judith Roosblad, John Wrench
TitleEqual Opportunities and Ethnic Inequality in European Labour Markets: Discrimination, Gender and Policies of Diversity
PublisherAmsterdam University Press
Title seriesIMISCOE-AUP Report Series
Institute/dept.IMES - Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies
KeywordsEconomic integration/labour market/informal economy; Comparative theory/case studies; Integration/settlement; Policies local/national/international
AbstractThe need to analyse labour market mechanisms in post-industrial Western societies is urgent. Despite laws and policy measures being developed at the European, national and local levels, job-seeking immigrants and ethnic minorities still suffer unequal access and ethnic discrimination. This volume endeavours to understand why. Four chapters dealing with discrimination, gender, equity policies and diversity management present a lively discussion of the current scientific debate. Besides providing empirical evidence, the authors recommend methods for conducting further research in the field and evaluate the actual effects of discrimination-combating policies. One conclusion is that systematic analysis of the labour market and its subsequent equity policies must be supported by hard data, such as statistics. With its state-of-the-art scope and unique thematic exploration, this volume transfers knowledge from social science studies to a more operational realm.
Document typeBook editorial
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