Gender Equality in Context

Policies and Practices in Switzerland

Edited by Brigitte Liebig, Karin Gottschall, and Birgit Sauer

Barbara Budrich Publishers

Gender Equality in Context

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Pub Date: January 2016

ISBN: 9783847407270

264 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $45.95

Gender Equality in Context

Policies and Practices in Switzerland

Edited by Brigitte Liebig, Karin Gottschall, and Birgit Sauer

Barbara Budrich Publishers

Gender Equality has not yet been achieved in many western countries. Switzerland in particular has failed as a forerunner in integrating women in politics and economy. Taking Switzerland as a case study, the authors critically reflect the state of gender equality in different policy areas such as education, family and labour. The collection of articles reveals how gender policies and cultural contexts interact with social practices of gender (in)equality. They also outline the gender(ed) effects of recent changes and reform strategies for scientists, politicians and practitioners.

About the Author

Brigitte Liebig is professor of organizational science in the Department of Applied Psychology at the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland. Karin Gottschall is professor of sociology and gender studies, SOCIUM Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy, at the University of Bremen, Germany. Birgit Sauer is professor of political science at the University of Vienna, Austria.