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Gender equality in Europe: measures and indicators

Vera Lomazzi and Isabella Crespi

in Gender Mainstreaming and Gender Equality in Europe: Policies, Culture and Public Opinion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781447317692
eISBN:
9781447318057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447317692.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter dealswith the complex task of measuring gender equality across European countriesby assuming two principal perspectives: the use of macro indicators, developed using gender statistics ... More


Gender Mainstreaming and Gender Equality in Europe: Policies, Culture and Public Opinion

Vera Lomazzi and Isabella Crespi

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781447317692
eISBN:
9781447318057
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447317692.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

The book provides a systematic scientific overview of gender mainstreaming in Europe. It recalls the main steps of the origins and the development of the European gender mainstreaming (GM) strategy. ... More


Introduction

Vera Lomazzi and Isabella Crespi

in Gender Mainstreaming and Gender Equality in Europe: Policies, Culture and Public Opinion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781447317692
eISBN:
9781447318057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447317692.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

The introductory chapter aims at presenting the most important aspects of the book exploring the European policy strategy for gender equality, known as gender mainstreaming. The book focuses on the ... More


Gender mainstreaming in Europe: legislation and cultural changes

Vera Lomazzi and Isabella Crespi

in Gender Mainstreaming and Gender Equality in Europe: Policies, Culture and Public Opinion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781447317692
eISBN:
9781447318057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447317692.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

The exploration of the development of the gender mainstreaming strategy and its effect on, European legislation concerning gender equality, from its beginnings to today is the aim of this chapter.The ... More


Gender equality and gender mainstreaming: the issue of equal opportunities in the European context

Vera Lomazzi and Isabella Crespi

in Gender Mainstreaming and Gender Equality in Europe: Policies, Culture and Public Opinion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781447317692
eISBN:
9781447318057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447317692.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter deals with the definition, understanding and exploration of the issue of gender equality approaches that the EU has developed to promote equal opportunities between men and women. The ... More


Strengthening the Bonds of Fellowship: The Domestic and Public Lives of Quaker Women

A. Glenn Crothers

in Quakers Living in the Lion's Mouth: The Society of Friends in Northern Virginia, 1730-1865

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039732
eISBN:
9780813043142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039732.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Chapter 6 considers the impact of western movement on northern Virginia's Quaker women. Migration disrupted economic bonds forged by Quaker merchants and farmers and produced a growing gender ... More


Quakers Living in the Lion's Mouth: The Society of Friends in Northern Virginia, 1730-1865

A. Glenn Crothers

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039732
eISBN:
9780813043142
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039732.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book explores the experience of the Society of Friends (Quakers) in northern Virginia between the 1730s and 1865. The spiritual convictions of this religious minority, particularly the belief in ... More


The Activation of Citizenship in Europe

Thomas Pfister

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780719083310
eISBN:
9781781704653
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083310.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This book illuminates the links between the currently dominant transnational discourse on what constitutes ‘modern’ social policy and contemporary concepts and practices of citizenship. Throughout ... More


The EU debate: gender equality in the EES

Thomas Pfister

in The Activation of Citizenship in Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780719083310
eISBN:
9781781704653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083310.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter focuses on the debate about activation and gender equality at the EU level in general and within the EES in particular. It demonstrates how activation has developed as a network of ... More


Epilogue: 1964–2018

Philip Nash

in Breaking Protocol: America's First Female Ambassadors, 1933-1964

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178394
eISBN:
9780813178387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178394.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter has two parts. First, it summarizes the Big Six’s contributions. Their small numbers belied their gradually broadening assignments, and their strong performances and people’s diplomacy ... More


Sexual Politics and Multiculturalism

Jytte Klausen

in The Islamic Challenge: Politics and Religion in Western Europe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199231980
eISBN:
9780191696534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231980.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The status of the Muslim headscarf—the hijab—has provoked more debate about Islam in Europe than any other issue. This is because it seems to sum up so many of the concerns that trouble Europeans ... More


Introduction

Taef El-Azhari

in Queens, Eunuchs and Concubines in Islamic History, 661-1257

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474423182
eISBN:
9781474476751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423182.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The introduction presents an overview of the status of women before and after Islam. It examines the patriarchal reading of the Qur’an and tradition of the Prophet, which influenced all Muslim ... More


Gender equality: Parental Leave design and evaluating its effects on fathers’ participation

Ann-Zofie Duvander, Guðný Björk Eydal, Berit Brandth, Ingólfur V. Gíslason, Johanna Lammi-Taskula, and Tine Rostgaard

Peter Moss, Ann-Zofie Duvander, and Alison Koslowski (eds)

in Parental Leave and Beyond: Recent International Developments, Current Issues and Future Directions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447338772
eISBN:
9781447338826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447338772.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter is about the design of Parental Leave policy and its relationship to leave-taking by fathers and gender equality more generally. The Nordic countries have historically emphasised gender ... More


The United Kingdom – teaching activation

Thomas Pfister

in The Activation of Citizenship in Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780719083310
eISBN:
9781781704653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083310.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The second case study focusing on the UK follows the same structure as the first one. Its first part outlines the most relevant welfare reforms and identifies their gender dimension. The second part ... More


Multiculturalism, Right-Wing Populism and the Crisis of Social Democracy

Susi Meret and Birte Siim

in The Crisis of Social Democracy in Europe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748665822
eISBN:
9780748693863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748665822.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter takes a less optimistic view about the future of social democracy, showing how right-populist and anti-immigration parties have exploited weaknesses in the Nordic model and appropriated ... More


Universal Basic Income: what could it mean for gender equality in care work?

Alison Koslowski

Peter Moss, Ann-Zofie Duvander, and Alison Koslowski (eds)

in Parental Leave and Beyond: Recent International Developments, Current Issues and Future Directions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447338772
eISBN:
9781447338826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447338772.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Support for the idea of a universal Basic Income paid to every eligible adult and child is gaining across the developed world, though it remains a controversial and largely untested proposal. It has ... More


Reconstruction Battles over Racial and Gender Equality

D. H. Dilbeck

in Frederick Douglass: America's Prophet

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781469636184
eISBN:
9781469636191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636184.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter covers the Reconstruction era, as Douglass shifted his focus from abolition to the crusade for true racial and gender equality. It explains how Douglass’s uncompromising call for full ... More


Conclusion: the activation of citizenship – transnationally negotiated

Thomas Pfister

in The Activation of Citizenship in Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780719083310
eISBN:
9781781704653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083310.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The first section of this concluding chapter demonstrates how changing practices of citizenship are entangled with the activation agenda. In particular, the paradigm’s increasing dominance implies ... More


A More Gender-Equal Scotland? Childcare Policy in Scotland after the Independence Referendum

Craig McAngus and Kirstein Rummery

in A Wealthier, Fairer Scotland: The Political Economy of Constitutional Change

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474416429
eISBN:
9781474435185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416429.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The independence referendum campaign provided opportunity to focus on and debate a number of policy areas that may have been strongly affected by Scottish independence. One of these policy areas was ... More


Sarala and Rokeya: Women's Issues

Bharathi Ray

in Early Feminists of Colonial India: Sarala Devi Chaudhurani and Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198083818
eISBN:
9780199082186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198083818.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter explores how Sarala Devi Chaudhurani and Begum Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain looked at the abject position of women in society and what their prescriptions for improvement were. Sarala’s ... More


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