The Future of Work and Employment
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The Future of Work and Employment

Edited by Adrian Wilkinson and Michael Barry

This cutting-edge book charts the latest ideas and concepts in employment relations research. Mapping out the intellectual boundaries of the field, The Future of Work and Employment outlines the key research and policy outcomes for work and employment in the age of digitisation and artificial intelligence.
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Chapter 4: Diversity and inclusion in a changing world of work

Gill Kirton


A multitude of socio-economic changes undergone in advanced industrialized countries has fundamentally altered the employment landscape and we are now witnessing far greater socio-demographic diversity in the workforce as well as greater diversity in modes and types of work. This chapter takes a critical look at the implications of this changing world of work for diversity and inclusion theory, context, practice and research. In the first section, the chapter addresses whether concepts of equality, diversity and inclusion are overlapping or competing. Next, how and why national context matters for diversity and inclusion theory, policy and practice is explored and illustrated with country examples. The third section examines the extent to which the theoretical shifts have led to changing practices at organizational level. The final section of the chapter looks at what and who diversity scholars study, highlighting a now broad and rich research agenda.

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