Evaluating equal employment opportunity and its impact on the increased participation of men and women in the transport industry
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This paper seeks to identify the approaches undertaken in implementing equal employment opportunity in the transport industry in Australia and the links between these approaches and indicators of increased participation of women. This male dominated industry employs limited numbers of women with limited numbers of women in management. The study investigates data from equal opportunity progress reports submitted to the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency. The findings indicate a correlation between some approaches to equal opportunity and increased numbers of women in some areas. The study is equally remarkable for what it does not find. Despite widespread equal opportunity implementation across a broad number of employment measures there are limited measures that predict increases in the numbers of women in management or in non-traditional roles. This study differs from others in that it identifies issues specific to one industry and links organisational approach to equal opportunity with the employment status of both women and men.
Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice
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Human Resources Management