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Blog series

What might happen to Apprenticeships in England during the Covid-19 economic downturn? Terence Hogarth and Lynn Gambin.


Impact of Covid-19 on job quality in the Australian hospitality industry.


Beck, V., Fuertes, V., Kamerāde, D., Lyonette, C. & Warren, T. (2020) ‘Working Lives’, in M. Parker (ed.) Life after Covid: the other side of the crisis. Bristol University Press.

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research projects underway at IER

New book on aesthetic labour

A new book on aesthetic labour by IER’s Chris Warhurst and his co-author Dennis Nickson of Strathclyde University has now been published by Sage.

Drawing on research by the authors, the book examines the hiring and management of workers based on their looks and the consequence for workers who fail companies’ looks policies.

New IER working paper on gender gaps in working conditions

The gender pay gap is well researched. This new paper by IER's Honorary Professor Rafael Munoz de Bustillo Llorente and his Spanish team adds to that body of research by examining the non-monetary gap in working conditions by gender. Using the European Working Conditions Survey, it explores gender differences in working conditions by different dimensions of job quality and across countries.