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For a Special Issue on
Gender and Work in Ergonomics: Recent trends

Manuscript deadline
30 September 2021

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Marie Laberge, University of Montreal, Rehabilitation School
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Jessica Riel, Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO)
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Mélanie Lefrançois, Université du Québec à Montréal, School of Management (ESG UQAM)
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Martin Chadoin, Université du Québec à Montréal, School of Management (ESG UQAM)
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Isabelle Probst, University of Applied Sciences and Arts
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Gender and Work in Ergonomics: Recent trends

In 2006, the IEA established its Technical Committee (TC) on Gender and Work. Since then, research subgroups have been formed in many countries to examine links between gender, health and work in diverse occupational sectors. In 2012, the journal Ergonomics’ editors offered a first special issue including articles from the Gender & Work TC.  Ten years later, it is time to inventory the knowledge that has accumulated very quickly in a decade, in an evolving context of the 4th industrial revolution (Uberization of the economy, acceleration of migratory flows between countries, reconfigurations of labour market in the post-pandemic era). Specifically, we will examine how gender interacts with work situations by creating inequalities in terms of working conditions and health. Contributions should present interventions carried out in various work contexts, such as jobs with atypical hours or involving great stress for work-family balancing, in small and very small enterprises or in sectors like catering, retail, logistics, handling / transport, agriculture or seasonal work, the gig economy and essential services, especially in the context of a pandemic putting workers’ health at risk every day.

This issue will be an opportunity to share the advancement of science in five areas:

  1. Gender and new occupational risks: exposure, perceptions and coping strategies
  2. Impacts of new atypical configurations of work for men and women
  3. Methods for integrating core components of gender-sensitive analysis in ergonomics intervention and work activity analysis
  4. Knowledge transfer, gender and ergonomics
  5. Intersection between gender and other identity factors at work (social class, level of education, age, culture-religious-race-migration status, handicap…)

IEA 2021 Congress participants and presenters (Gender & Work Track) are especially welcome to submit their most recent work!

Special Issue Editors:

Submission Instructions

We will accept original submissions, both theoretical and applied. "Gender & Work" theme must be obvious and well stated. Papers reporting the findings of research from disciplines related to ergonomics (e.g. epidemiology, economy, sociology) could also be accepted if the contributions to ergonomics are clearly outlined in the article as in the abstract.

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Papers for this special issue should try to follow regular journal recommendation (5000 words) but the editors may accept articles that do not exceed 8000 words (including table and figure). Please include a word count for your paper.

This special issue is expecting to be published by the end of 2022.

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