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Diversity in the work–life interface: introduction to the special issue

T. Alexandra Beauregard (Department of Organizational Psychology, Birkbeck University of London , London, UK)
Maria Adamson (Department of People and Organisations, Queen Mary University of London , London, UK)
Aylin Kunter (Department of Organisational Studies and Human Resources, University of Essex , Colchester, UK)
Lilian Miles (Department of Organisations, Economy and Society, University of Westminster , London, UK)
Ian Roper (Department of Organisational Studies and Human Resources, University of Essex , Colchester, UK)

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

ISSN: 2040-7149

Article publication date: 30 May 2020

Issue publication date: 30 May 2020

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Abstract

Purpose

This article serves as an introduction to six articles featured in a special issue on diversity in the work–life interface. This collection of papers contains research that contemplates the work–life interface in different geographic and cultural contexts, that explores the work–life experiences of minority, marginalized and/or underresearched groups of workers and that takes into account diverse arrangements made to fulfill both work and nonwork responsibilities.

Design/methodology/approach

This introductory article first summarizes some of the emerging research in this area, introduces the papers in this special issue and links them to these themes and ends with highlighting the importance of using an intersectional lens in future investigations of the work–life interface.

Findings

These six articles provide empirically based insights, as well as new theoretical considerations for studying the interface between paid work and personal life roles. Compelling new research directions are identified.

Originality/value

Introducing the new articles in this special issue and reviewing recent research in this area brings together the work–life interface scholarship and diversity management studies and points to the necessity for future investigations to take an intersectional and contextualized approach to their subject matter.

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Citation

Beauregard, T.A., Adamson, M., Kunter, A., Miles, L. and Roper, I. (2020), "Diversity in the work–life interface: introduction to the special issue", Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Vol. 39 No. 5, pp. 465-478. https://doi.org/10.1108/EDI-04-2020-0097

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