Workplace effects of equal employment opportunity legislation: The Australian experience

David Peetz, Margaret Gardner, Kerry Brown, Sandra Berns

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Establishing whether legislation promotes better equity outcomes than non-mandated, voluntaristic instruments such as self-regulation or peer regulation has been difficult. Findings of an Australian survey comparing equity policies and outcomes in those workplaces that are regulated by employment equity legislation with those that are not subject to legislative provisions are presented. Research findings showed equity indicators were strongest in those workplaces covered by the legislation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)405-419
Number of pages15
JournalPolicy Studies
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Australia
  • Equity policy
  • Regulation

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