Occupational segregation, workforce re-design and the consequences for work and employment (in)equalities

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Abstract

This chapter examines the consequences of workforce re-design for work and employment inequalities. This is particularly important as the global health and social care workforce is characterised by gender segregation, and a lack of diversity in many occupations and specialisms. Drawing on frameworks of labour market segmentation (Grimshaw et al. , 2017); workforce design (Bohmer and Imison, 2013) and healthcare workforce studies, the chapter argues for the need to question whether employers are using workforce redesign to maintain or disrupt workforce inequalities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch Handbook on Contemporary Human Resource Management for Health Care
EditorsAoife McDermott, Paula Hyde, Ariel Avgar, David Cohen, Louise Fitzgerald
Place of PublicationCheltenham
PublisherEdward Elgar
Chapter15
Pages206-223
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781802205718
ISBN (Print)9781802205701
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2024

Keywords

  • labour market segmentation
  • occupational segregation
  • workforce re-design
  • gender segregation
  • workforce inequalities
  • feminised occupations

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