Health Services Systems and Policy Seminar Series
Understanding Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Where we’ve been and where we’re going
October 7, 2021 – 4:30pm to 6:00 p.m., Zoom
Title: Generations and Generational Differences at Work: Where do we Stand?
Abstract: The notion of “generations” as discrete age-based groupings and the idea of “generational differences” in all sorts of everyday phenomena is ubiquitous. From differences in consumer behavior to broad changes in social attitudes, generations are often the default explanation offered to complex, dynamic social phenomena. These ideas have likewise permeated into discourse about the changing nature of work, however research regarding the role of generations for explaining work-related phenomena is, at best, equivocal. What, then, is the state of the science of generations? In this talk I will review the idea of generations and generational differences at work from a critical perspective, and discuss the challenges associated with studying complex age-related phenomena through a generational lens. I will also discuss the dangers of over-relying on generations as a way of thinking about aging and work and offer some potential solutions to the pitfalls of this way of approaching the study of people in the workplace.
To register for the seminar or for more information, contact Dr. Meena Andiappan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Session 2: Discrimination and audience evaluations
Title: Status and Consensus: Heterogeneity in Audience Evaluations of Female Lead Films
Abstract: Research finds that status characteristics such as gender are frequently related to quality evaluations by various external audiences. Yet little is known about whether such characteristics are also related to the level of consensus in quality evaluations. We examine 380 million film ratings by consumers to assess 1) whether female-led movies elicit more or less consensus in quality evaluations than male-led movies, and 2) the potential performance consequences for producers. We find that despite lower ratings on average, female-led movies elicit ratings distributions with higher standard deviations and more positive skew. This effect stems in part from how subsets of men and subsets of women differentially rate female-led movies compared to male-led movies. We also find evidence that producing female-led movies is a profitable and increasingly prevalent strategy for independent studios who target niche audiences. The talk will conclude by making connections between the wider gender effects on audience evaluations literature and the healthcare literature and investigating how insights gleaned from this study can help us understand discrimination in the healthcare domain.
All sessions will be via Zoom. They will take place from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Session 3: November 4, 2021: Stigma and the stigmatization process in organizations – Dr. Brent Lyons, York University
Session 4: November 18, 2021: Gender diversity – Dr. Ivona Hideg, York University
Session 5: January 13, 2022: Intersections of healthcare, management, and equity – Dr. Ebbin Dotson, University of Michigan
Session 6: February 10, 2022: Disability discrimination in hiring – Dr. Vegar Bjornshagen, Oslo Metropolitan University
Session 7: February 24, 2022: The value of women’s health work – Dr. Beverley Essue, DLSPH, University of Toronto
Session 8: March 10, 2022: Racial codeswitching – Dr. Courtney McCluney, Cornell University