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Diversidad de género, igualdad de oportunidades y entornos laborales


  • Ester Barberá Heredia

    () (Universidad de Valencia)


Gender diversity can be considered a useful strategy for improving equal opportunities in the labour market. It is also a valid criterion for optimising human resources in management professions. Unlike other strategies for promoting equal opportunities that have been applied in political or social spheres (quota system, parity representation, etc.), gender diversity combines humanitarian criteria based on citizenship rights for women with maximalist arguments relating to the value such a strategy can add to labour organisations. The Divers@: género y diversidad project lays down a working method and operational model for analysing possible imbalance caused by the specific gender diversity required for a specific job and the diversity that actually exists in the organisation. In addition, specific measures are proposed for resolving such imbalance and for overcoming obstacles to women’s careers.

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  • Ester Barberá Heredia, 2004. "Diversidad de género, igualdad de oportunidades y entornos laborales," CIRIEC-España, revista de economía pública, social y cooperativa, CIRIEC-España, issue 50, pages 37-53, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:cic:revcir:y:2004:i:50:p:37-53

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    Principle of equal opportunities; gender mainstreaming; optimisation of human resources; strategy for diversity; affirmative action.;

    JEL classification:

    • J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
    • J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
    • J58 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - Public Policy


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