30298 - DIVERSITY MANAGEMENT AND POLICY
CLEAM - CLEF - CLEACC - BESS-CLES - WBB - BIEF - BIEM - BIG
Course taught in English
Go to class group/s: 31
This course addresses the main arguments to understand why diversity is key for policy-making and organizations, focusing in particular on the gender dimension. It also discusses the more effective measures to promote diversity.
- The debate on diversity, gender equality, new perspectives on diversity policies and management.
- Gender Gaps: Scenario, Determinants, Consequences, The role of policies and institutions.
- Recent perspectives: womenomics, the origins of gender gaps (historical determinants), gender identity and social norms, psychological and socio-psychological factors (Experimental evidence), labour market and theories of discrimination, female leadership and outcomes.
- Policies in favour of female occupation: family policies, subsidized child care and the welfare state; motherhood, female occupation and fertility; maternity, paternity and parental leaves; tax design; labour market; pension design and implications.
- Policies to promote female leadership and women in decision-making: affirmative action, the debate on gender quotas: politics, business; gender quotas on boards: the case of Norway and Italy.
- Understanding gender stereotypes: conceptual approaches; descriptive, prescriptive, and proscriptive stereotypes; implicit stereotypes; how are stereotypes determined; are gender stereotypes changing? how are stereotypes perpetuated.
- Effects of gender on women’s own behavior in organizations and on others’ attitudes and behaviour towards women in organizations: negotiations; performance; opting out of the workforce: work-family conflict; undervaluing women’s skills and contributions: Discrimination in hiring and the glass ceiling; queen bee effect; sexual harassment.
- Non-gender stereotypes: their origins and perpetuation.
- Effects of non-gender stereotypes (racial, religious, LGBT) on hiring, performance evaluations, impression management, conflict in the workplace.
- What can minorities and organizations do to manage diversity more effectively? Behavior modification, training, mentoring and other initiatives.