The EU debate: gender equality in the EES

Thomas Pfister

in The Activation of Citizenship in Europe

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780719083310
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9781781704653 | DOI:
The EU debate: gender equality in the EES

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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 concepts and meanings in the course of the EES. In particular, it traces the development of concepts, problem definitions, strategies, and priorities in its gender equality dimension. Most important, while this remains contested gender equality has been reframed from a human right to a functional requirement for full employment mainly measured in terms of male/female employment rates.

Keywords: European Employment Strategy (EES); Gender equality; EU social policy; EU Gender equality policy; Gender mainstreaming

Chapter.  6860 words. 

Subjects: European Union

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