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Allmang's research focuses on understanding the underlying causes and consequences of inequality in access to employment. Overarching themes in Allmang's writings include (1) the mechanisms leading to unequal employment outcomes, such as occupational segregation and workplace discrimination, (2) the long-term effects of precarious employment on health and well-being, and (3) program and policy interventions to improve employment prospects for young adults. Allmang has served as a consultant and a volunteer for community organizations doing work in these areas, such as the Downtown Women's Center, Coalition for Engaged Education, and Community Action Commission of Santa Barbara County. Her research is informed by her prior experience as a youth job-training practitioner. She is interested in conducting research to inform policymaking and practice, particularly related to workforce development and gender equality initiatives.
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Provides an analysis of laws across all 193 United Nations countries that protect workers from discrimination in access to employer‐provided training. Assesses the overall level of protection and the characteristics most commonly protected, as well as the extent of variation across geographic regions and country income. Finds 60% of countries were found to offer specific protections from discrimination in access to training for at least one of the seven protected characteristics, which was significantly less than the percentage of countries offering protections from discriminatory hiring or terminations. Suggests that employer‐provided training is less well‐protected from discrimination when compared with other aspects of employment and that there is variation in protection across socio‐demographic characteristics and geographic regions
Uses data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health) to examine the relationship between changes in job quality and changes in self-rated health, depression, smoking, and heavy episodic drinking in young adults.