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International Journal of Manpower

ISSN: 0143-7720

Online from: 1980

Subject Area: Economics

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Employment equity, affirmative action and managing diversity: assessing the differences

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Title:Employment equity, affirmative action and managing diversity: assessing the differences
Author(s):Carol Agócs, (The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada), Catherine Burr, (Human Resources Consultant, London, Ontario, Canada)
Citation:Carol Agócs, Catherine Burr, (1996) "Employment equity, affirmative action and managing diversity: assessing the differences", International Journal of Manpower, Vol. 17 Iss: 4/5, pp.30 - 45
Keywords:Assessment, Canada, Employment, Equal opportunities, Policy, USA
Article type:Research paper
DOI:10.1108/01437729610127668 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:MCB UP Ltd
Abstract:Affirmative action in the USA, and employment equity in Canada, are policy frameworks that have developed through the use of legislation, regulation and decisions by courts and administrative tribunals, as mechanisms for addressing discrimination in employment. Managing diversity, in contrast, is a voluntary initiative by corporate decision makers, at the level of the firm, in response to the growth of diversity in the workforce and marketplace. Provides a framework for comparing and assessing the three approaches and choosing between them.

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