Gender Sensitive Budgeting: How do Economic Policies influence Gender Roles?

Fimmtudaginn 9. júní heldur María Pazos-Morán, rannsóknastjóri á sviði kyngervis og opinberrar stefnumótunar við hagfræðistofnun spænska fjármálaráðuneytisins, fyrirlestur um áhrif efnahagsstefnu á hlutverk kynjanna. Fyrirlesturinn verður haldinn í Lögbergi, stofu 101, kl. 12.00-13.00, og fer fram á ensku.

Summary:
‘Gender Sensitive Budgeting’ aims to restructure revenues and expenditures in order to promote gender equality. But what should this restructuring process entail? In order to answer this question, Ms. Pazos-Morán will analyse how public policies determine our behaviour throughout our lives. With various degrees and manifestations from country to country, the division of labour is promoted by policies in the areas of education, sports, labour market, taxes and benefit systems as well as the availability and quality of public services.

The discussion will focus particularly on some key issues and examples from Europe regarding family policies and labour market regulations, such as parental leave systems, regulation of working time, childcare and care for dependent persons.

Ms. Pazos-Morán will further explore what measures are needed in order for women to have the same opportunities as men in terms of positions of power, work and leisure; as well as for men to be trained and provided with individual rights to fully assume their care and domestic responsibilities within the home.

 

About María Pazos-Morán
María Pazos-Morán is Director of Gender and Public Policy Research at the Institute for Fiscal Studies in Madrid, Spain. She is a mathematician with a Master’s degree in Statistics from Harvard University, USA. She has been an Associate Professor of Statistics at the Carlos III University, Madrid; and has lectured on Gender and Economics in various Master’s programmes in Spanish universities. Previously, Pazos-Morán worked for the Spanish government, both at the Ministry of Labour and the Ministry of Finance, and also spent three years at the OCDE working on comparative tax-benefit systems and their impacts on the labour market. Her areas of research interests include the effects of personal tax regulations, pension systems, parental leave provisions, labour market policies, childcare and care for dependent persons on gender (in)equality. She is also interested in the relationship between gender equality and demographic sustainability.