Gender Discrimination and Institutional Frameworks: Evidence from Four European Union Countries

International Journal of Economic Sciences and Applied Research, Vol. 1, Issue 1, April 2008

31 Pages Posted: 27 Nov 2009

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Stavros A. Drakopoulos

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Ioannis Theodossiou

University of Aberdeen - Business School

Sarah Drakopoulou‐Dodd

Robert Gordon University - Aberdeen Business School - Charles P. Skene Centre for Entrepreneurship

Date Written: April 2008

Abstract

This paper reviews important aspects of gender labour market inequalities in four European Union countries. It shows that individual countries differ in many aspects of gender discrimination. It seems that contributing factors to these differences are the national social and economic structures, the level of economic development, the legislative framework and the effectiveness of anti-discriminatory policies. It also shows that there are notable improvements in many gender gap indicators during the recent years and, at least part of the improvement should be attributed to the European commission’s legislative and policy initiatives.

Keywords: Gender differentials, Pay, Employment

JEL Classification: J60

Suggested Citation

Drakopoulos, Stavros A. and Theodossiou, Ioannis and Drakopoulou-Dodd, Sarah, Gender Discrimination and Institutional Frameworks: Evidence from Four European Union Countries (April 2008). International Journal of Economic Sciences and Applied Research, Vol. 1, Issue 1, April 2008, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1509338

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Ioannis Theodossiou

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Sarah Drakopoulou-Dodd

Robert Gordon University - Aberdeen Business School - Charles P. Skene Centre for Entrepreneurship ( email )

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