The agenda of the Work and Equalities Institute is to identify and promote the conditions for more inclusive and fair work and employment arrangements.

Our research will be used in knowledge exchange, dialogue and debate with key stakeholders and policymakers, and to make informed contributions to policy formation and the development of practice. To achieve this, the Institute will draw on advice from an advisory board of policymakers and practitioners with local, national and international expertise.

Most of the inequalities that one observes, from health and education to poverty and exclusion are influenced by labour market factors but employment conditions are themselves shaped by patterns of inequality. The new institute will therefore consider equalities issues as integral and central to understanding work and employment arrangements.

Professor Jill Rubery / Director, Work And Equalities Institute Steering Group