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date: 01 April 2020

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Socioeconomic trends, such as worker and employer migration, increased life expectancy, and educational gaps, continue to magnify the numbers and kinds of people who work together in organizations. This chapter identifies 10 major socioeconomic trends affecting today’s global workforce and reviews statistical data and research related to the effects of these trends on individual, group, and organizational outcomes. The authors examine the challenges and opportunities embedded in broadening the diversity ecosystem and offer future directions for research. Based on these socioeconomic trends, the authors conclude with a vision of inclusion for global diversity management.

Keywords: global socioeconomic trends, workforce diversity, inclusion, social identity, systems justification

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