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date: 22 November 2019

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This chapter argues that scholarly works on employment discrimination have had little influence on practice for three reasons: accessibility, scope, and relevance. It begins by discussing how the accessibility of scholarly works is limited by the fact that few persons outside academia have access to them, or that their authors do not seem to recognize the need to explain or even address how their findings might be applied to practical situations. The article then shows that most scholarly works in employment discrimination do not give sufficient consideration to factors that underlie discrimination across several venues such as housing, or focus too narrowly on one target group defined on the basis of race, nationality, gender, age, religion, and so forth. It also looks at some problems with current research methodologies and offers suggestions on how research can be more influential in developing practices that combat discrimination in the workplace.

Keywords: scholarly work, employment, accessibility, scope, relevance, methodology, discrimination, workplace, research

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