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February 2024
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Existing research on the rise of precarious forms of employment has paid little attention to gender and diversity challenges. Yet precarious work has damaging effects for vulnerable demographics, with women, ethnic minorities and people with disabilities more considerably affected. This volume unpacks this research and offers insights into the role of organizations in fostering inclusive change. It draws an awareness of precarious work and diversity in organizations in three ways: 1. Uncovers and documents the variety of issues facing vulnerable demographic groups at work. 2. Promotes greater scholarship on the link between precarious work and diversity during economic and social upheaval. 3. Develops a research program and agenda that sheds light into new and important aspects of precarious work and diversity issues. A group of international scholars come together to discuss ways to address these challenges and offer a way forward for the future.


‘A structural shift in the economy saw the rise of precarious employment, which has been heightened by several disruptions, including the financial crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic, and widespread adoption of artificial intelligence in workplaces. This important collection of works highlights these disruptions and advances our understanding of how they affect individuals with marginalised identities and society’s most vulnerable.’

Eddy Ng - Smith Professor of Equity and Inclusion in Business, Queen’s University, Canada, and Editor-in-Chief of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal

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