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Развитие человеческого капитала и гендерное равенство: умная гендерная политика
Human capital development and gender equality: smart gender politics

Author(s): N. A. Shvedova
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Gender Studies, Gender history, Social development, Social differentiation, Sociology of Culture, Social Norms / Social Control, Sociology of Politics
Published by: Ивановский государственный университет
Keywords: gender equality; human capital; human rights; sustainable development; quality of life; gender inequality; smart gender politics;

Summary/Abstract: Awareness of the logical chain “human capital — human rights — gender equality — sustainable development — the progress and quality of life” dictates the importance of avoiding gender inequalities in the process of development. Gender equality is both the development objective and reasonable approach to economic politics, because development is seen as a process of expanding freedoms equally for every individual — for all women and men. The topicality of the question is primarily due to the fact that gender equality is important in itself, and also due to understanding that the emancipation of women's human development has a strong impact on work performance. That in its turn leads to increased economic efficiency, which is a condition for achieving other key development goals.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 3-4
  • Page Range: 17-30
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Russian