Impact on Working Time, Working Conditions and Gender Equality Policy Formation of the ILO and other International Organisations with an Employment Policy Remit

Impact: Economic impacts, Societal impacts, Political impacts, Legal impacts


Research on gender inequalities at the University of Manchester (UoM) has informed and shaped the development of employment policies advocated by key national and international bodies – such as the United Nations’ International Labour Organization (ILO), the European Commission (EC), Eurofound and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) – in their role as advisors of national governments and regulators. Impacts are twofold. By advancing international comparative analyses of gender inequalities in employment and job quality, EU employment policy has been informed. By analysing gender inequality trends, alongside evolving national policies, the research has successfully steered key debates around both ‘working-time’ and ‘work-life balance’.
Impact date2014
Category of impactEconomic impacts, Societal impacts, Political impacts, Legal impacts
Impact levelAdoption