Funding for workplace research in the UK | New

UK – The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has invested in several research projects to study changes in the workplace, including parental discrimination and the impact of changing labor markets.

The seven studies include middlesex Academic research exploring the transition to parenthood for employees working in small and medium-sized businesses, in partnership with the University of Leeds, University of Manchester and the Fatherhood Institute.

Another project, led by the University of Sheffield in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, will examine differences in how young workers progress through the labor market and through their careers.

Further research will focus on:

  • how to attract and retain truck drivers
  • Career Transitions of Ethnic Minority Physicians
  • the experiences of UK retail warehouse workers
  • sexed inequalities in the first forms of work
  • working life in deindustrialized communities.

The ESRC invested a total of £3.9m in the projects. Each of the studies began in early October and lasted three years.

Professor Alison Park, Acting Executive Chair, ESRC, said: “The world of work is changing rapidly. Understanding how and why this is changing, and how it affects the lives of workers, will help policymakers, businesses and employees address key challenges, including how to help people advance in their careers and how to strengthen gender equality At work.

“These seven new research projects will collaborate and coordinate with each other, furthering the collective impact of the ESRC investment.”

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