The SAGE Handbook of Industrial Relations provides a systematic, comprehensive survey of the field. The result is a work of unprecedented scope and unparalleled ambition. It offers a compete guide to the central debates, new developments, and emerging themes in the field. It will quickly be recognized as the indispensable reference for teachers, students and researchers. It is relevant to economists, lawyers, sociologists, business and management researchers, and Industrial Relations specialists.

Equality at Work

Equality at work

Equality - and its shadow, inequality - has long been a concern in the field of industrial relations (IR). Such inequality has many fault lines and some have received more attention than others. It is measured in several different ways, most commonly through wage outcomes, but also through differences in life-term earnings in retirement income, hours of work, the security of employment, employee voice at work, and access to promotion and a variety of other conditions and rights.

Inequality is at the heart of the employment relationship. Employers and employees generally exercise unequal power, and the outcomes of this inequality and its moderation are core concerns of employment relations, including regulation to mitigate this inequality, the collective organization of workers to ...

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