EAWOP living wage small group meeting

Issued: Thu, 02 May 2019 12:03:00 BST

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Event details

Date: Monday 3 June - Wednesday 5 June 2019

Time: 12:00 -7pm, 9:00-5pm, 9:00-5pm

Venue: Room 234, St Andrews Building, University of Glasgow

Registration: Invitation only

Professor Rosalind Searle, Chair in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour, will host the European Association of Work and Organisational Psychology (EAWOP) living wage small group meeting for students and practitioners.

The event will occur over 2.5 days and involves presenters from Europe, New Zealand, South Africa, Thailand and the Philippines. The format of the event is designed to include a variety of inputs: presentations of short and long paper, panels and a variety of discussion formats as a means of advancing insight and knowledge. We have designed the final day particularly to concern policy and practice, through reviewing policy interventions both locally that focus on the sharing of prosperity across societies.

Over the last decades there has been a growing socio-economic divide occurring in Europe and across the rest of the world, which has escalated in magnitude following the global financial crisis (GFC) (OECD 2017). While economists have been quick to highlight the impact of such societal inequality on economic growth, by comparison there has been a dearth of attention from psychologists. This is somewhat surprising as such disparities are known to impede social cohesion and produce adverse health consequences (ibid). The aims of this small group meeting are twofold: to advance our empirical and conceptual knowledge of the psychological perspective on living wages, including methodological considerations, and to bring together academics, practitioners and policymakers to set an agenda for the next step of living wage research. Specifically, this SGM is designed to advance conceptual, methodological and empirical work on topics related to the living wage. 

By bringing together scholars from different parts of the world and researchers who conduct research in different regions/countries together, we hope that this small group meeting will provide important refinement and reinvention of new ideas and perspectives that would enrich and enhance the next step of living wage research.

The European Association of Work and Organisational Psychology (EAWOP) is the primary professional organisation for industrial and organisational psychologists in Europe. It is currently the leading European association when it comes to evidence-based insights regarding people, work and organisation. 

For any queries please contact business-events@glasgow.ac.uk

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