2019 Outstanding Paper Award of Emerald Publishing for an article of i2TIC and GenTIC

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Pilar Ficapal-Cusí and Joan Torrent-Sellens, professors at the Faculty of Economics and Business and members of the i2TIC research group at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, together with Milagros Sáinz, director of the Gender and ICT research group of the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3 – UOC) and Angel Díaz-Chao (Department of Applied Economics at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos) have received the Emerald Literati Award for Excellence 2019, in the Outstanding Paper category, for the article “Gender inequalities in job quality during the recession”.

The paper was published in Employee Relations: The International Journal in January 2018 and analyses empirically gender differences in job quality during the first years of the economic crisis in Spain. The authors used data from the Quality of Working Life Survey and applied a two-stage structural equation modelling (SEM) method on a representative sample of male and female Spanish employees in 2008 and 2010.

Findings revealed that the improvement in job quality was more favourable to men than it was to women. Furthermore, the gender differences in the explanation of job quality increased considerably in favour of men in relation to explanatory dimensions such as: intrinsic job quality; work organisation and workplace relationships; working conditions, work intensity and health and safety at work; and extrinsic rewards. Inequality in the work-life balance dimension remained stable in this period.

The full article is available Open Access here