Global Perspectives on Gender Equality

Global Perspectives on Gender Equality

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The Nordic countries have long been seen as pioneers in promoting gender equality. The book brings together scholars from the global South and post-socialist economies to reflect on Nordic approaches to gender equality. The contributors to the book seek to explore from a comparative perspective the vision, values, policies, mechanisms, coalitions of interests and political processes that help to explain Nordic achievements on gender equality. While some contributors explore the Nordic experience through the prism of their own realities, others explore their own realities through the Nordic prism. By cutting across normal geographical boundaries, disciplinary boundaries and the boundaries between theory and policy, this book will be of interest to all readers with an interest in furthering gender equality.During the 1950s and 1960s, women equalled men in secondary school attendance. By the 1990s, there were more women than men enrolled in higher education. The picture is not one of total educational equality, however. Women haveanbsp;...

Title:Global Perspectives on Gender Equality
Author: Naila Kabeer, Agneta Stark, Edda Magnus
Publisher:Routledge - 2008-01-07

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