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TitleAbout time for change
Date2003
Material typeReport
Abstract
Webhttp://www.theworkfoundation.com
Author(s)Jones, Alexandra
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)
TitleAchieving equal employment opportunities for people with disabilities through legislation guidelines
Date2004
Material typeResearch Report
AbstractThese guidelines reflect the reappraisal of disability as a human rights issue. The guidelines are intended as a tool to support this technical advisory role and includes information on many ILO participating countries.
Webhttp://www.ilo.org/
Author(s)ILO
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)

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TitleAdvancing women in the workplace: case studies
Date2004
Material typeWorking Paper
AbstractCase study research in the UK, Ireland and Denmark, which examines actions taken by employers to help women advance in the workplace. Iinvestigates the types of approach that selected public and private sector employers had taken to address the barriers that impede the progress of women in the workplace, the ways in which such initiatives had been implemented within organizations, and the outcomes of these actions.
Webhttp://www.eoc.org.uk
Author(s)Miller, Linda and Neathey, Fiona
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)
TitleAdvancing women in the workplace: statistical analysis
Date2004
Material typeWorking Paper
AbstractReviews current employment statistics across Europe and in the three study countries using a combination of Eurostat and European Labour Force Survey (ELFS) data, as well as data from other sources, such as national education statistics.
Webhttp://www.eoc.org.uk
Author(s)Thewlis, Michael; Miller, Linda and Neathey, Fiona
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)

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TitleAge equality duty: the time has come, An
Date2004
Material typeReport
AbstractSummary of a report from Age Concern which looks into the government introduction of duties requiring public bodies to promote gender and disability equality. Discusses issues covering ageism and employment.
Web
Author(s)Harrop, Andrew and Saltmarshe, Ella
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)
TitleAn information base on equal employment opportunities for women and men
Date2000
Material typeOnline Database
AbstractIncludes information for more than 50 ILO-participating countries. This database sets out, the different policies, practices and institutional arrangements introduced by a range of governments, public and private sector enterprises and trade unions to promote equal opportunities for women and men in employment and occupation. Includes relevant hyperlinks to other ILO databases and equal employment opportunity sites. The Information Base is also available free of charge on CD-ROM upon request.
Webhttp://www.ilo.org/
Author(s)ILO
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)

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TitleAnnual report on equal opportunities for women and men in the European Union
Date2002
Material typeReport
AbstractReport from the EU on equal opportunities in 2002. Addresses issues such as: progress on gender equality legislation and case law; equal pay; harassment; women’s participation in decision making and adoption of gender legislation in member countries.
Webhttp://europa.eu.int
Author(s)Commission of the European Communities.
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)
TitleAnnual Survey of Hours and Earnings (AHSE)
Date2005
Material typeSurvey Report
AbstractThis survey found that there is far less flexible working than imagined. But two-thirds of employees are aware of the right to request flexible working and 69% of requests were accepted in full by employers and a further 12% partly accepted.
Web
Author(s)Office of National Statistics
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)

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TitleA question of balance: lone parents, childcare and work
Date2005
Material typeReport
AbstractExamines lone parents’ attitudes towards and experiences of childcare; their decisions about childcare and work; how they manage and negotiate childcare; and their views and experiences of recent and imminent policy initiatives and changes.
Webhttp://www.dwp.gov.uk
Author(s)Bell, Alice; Finch, Naomi; La Valle, Ivana; Sainsbury, Roy and Skinner, Christine
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)
TitleAre you happy at work: job satisfaction and work-life balance in the US and Europe
Date2002
Material typeReport
AbstractFinds that job satisfaction is U-shaped over the life cycle. Examines the characteristics associated with high levels of job satisfaction.
Webhttp://www2.warwick.ac.uk
Author(s)Oswald, Andrew
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)

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TitleAround the clock: childcare services at atypical times
Date2003
Material typeResearch Report
AbstractResearch report on the changes to the UK?s service-based economy and the move towards 24-hour operation, which require parents to work outside traditional ‘nine-to-five’ hours, and the childcare options open to them.
Webhttp://www.jrf.org.uk
Author(s)Statham, June and Mooney, Ann
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)
TitleAttitudes to flexible working and family life
Date2003
Material typeResearch Report
AbstractThis research compares men and women?s attitudes and intentions about flexible working and family life.
Webhttp://www.jrf.org.uk
Author(s)Houston, Diane M; Waumsley, Julie A
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)

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TitleAwareness, knowledge and exercise of individual employment rights:
Date2000
Material typeResearch Report
AbstractFindings of research into awareness and knowledge of general employment rights, in a sample of 1000 economically active people. Knowledge and awareness of specific subjects was also assessed using “scenarios”. Areas included: the working time regulations; work life balance; wages (including the minimum wage); anti-discrimination; unfair dismissal and how to resolve problems at work.
Webhttp://www.dti.gov.uk
Author(s)Meager, Nigel et. al.
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)
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