Equal opportunities and ethnic inequality in European labour markets discrimination, gender and policies of diversity

"This book offers a multifaceted look at today's immigrant employment opportunities: the gender differences found in the labour market, ethnic discrimination and diversity management. Useful for scientist, researchers, employers and the job-seeking public."-Elli HeikkilS, Docent, Rese...

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Main Author: Kraal, Karen
Other Authors: Roosblad, Judith, Wrench, John
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Amsterdam Amsterdam University Press 2010, 2010
Series:IMISCOE reports
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Collection: JSTOR Open Access Books - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:"This book offers a multifaceted look at today's immigrant employment opportunities: the gender differences found in the labour market, ethnic discrimination and diversity management. Useful for scientist, researchers, employers and the job-seeking public."-Elli HeikkilS, Docent, Research Director, Institute of Migration, Turku, Finland --Book Jacket
Karen Kraal is an anthropologist affiliated with the Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies (IMES) at the University of Amsterdam. She is also Communication Officer of the IMISCOE Network of Excellence. Judith Roosblad is a political scientist affiliated with the Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies (IMEs) at the University of Amsterdam. John Wrench is a sociologist working as Senior Scientific Officer at the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights in Vienna. He is also Visiting Professor at the Centre for Migration and Refugee Studies of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim. --
"This edited volume is a Welcome and much-needed addition to the European equality and diversity literature. It is clear, thorough, informative, critical and thought-provoking. A must-read for diversity researchers."-Gill Kirton, Reader in Employment Relations, School of Business and Management, Queen Mary University of London --
"This lucid and informative book details employment inequality by ethnicity and gender across Europe and makes a compelling, sophisticated business case for better integrating the workforce. It should be required reading for academics, policymakers and most of all, employers."-Frank Dobbin, Professor of Sociology, Harvard University --
The 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. From here, both scholars and practitioners can help make equal opportunities more accessible than ever. --
Physical Description:118 pages illustrations