New thinking on how to address the challenges posed by changes in work, employment and equalities is urgently needed. Inequalities - from health and education to poverty and exclusion - are influenced by labour market factors, but employment conditions are also shaped by patterns of inequality.
The Institute brings together two internationally-recognised Alliance Manchester Business School research centres (European Work and Employment Research Centre and Fairness at Work Research Centre) with expertise across human resource management, industrial relations, labour economics, organisational psychology, employment law, technology, organisation studies, sociology and social statistics.
Our research is being used in knowledge exchange, dialogue and debate with key stakeholders and policymakers, and makes informed contributions to policy formation and practice. To achieve this, the Institute draws on input from an advisory board of policymakers and practitioners with local, national and international expertise.
The Institute’s research ranges from the local to the global, and builds on the already strong connections with national and international policy bodies. Work and inequalities will be an important contributor to the University of Manchester’s global inequalities research beacon.
The team has a track record, built over more than twenty five years, of informing the evidence-base and policy agenda of the European Commission, the European Parliament, and the United Nations’ International Labour Organisation, as well as national organisations such as the Equality and Human Rights Commission, the Chartered technology, organisation studies, sociology and social statistics.
Our approach to research includes the use of international institutional and comparative analysis, organisational case studies and qualitative interviews, and surveys and quantitative data analysis.