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Gender Budgeting Practices Concepts and Evidence

Elva Bova and Joana Jerosch Herold da Costa Reis

No 165, European Economy - Discussion Papers 2015 - from Directorate General Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN), European Commission

Abstract: This paper reviews gender budgeting concepts and approaches in some EU and non-EU countries. It provides a definition of gender budgeting within the larger context of equality budgeting, based on the relevant literature. It then zooms into the various tools used for gender budgeting and delves into the various institutional set-ups of a selection of countries, and provides specific examples from Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany and Italy, among others. Overall, the practices show insightful approaches and ways for making public finances and particularly budgets more gender-equality friendly.

JEL-codes: H50 H61 J16 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 24 pages
Date: 2022-06
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