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ERIC Number: EJ867608
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0303-8300
The Measurement of Multidimensional Gender Inequality: Continuing the Debate
Permanyer, Inaki
Social Indicators Research, v95 n2 p181-198 Jan 2010
The measurement of multidimensional gender inequality is an increasingly important topic that has very relevant policy applications and implications but which has not received much attention from the academic literature. In this paper I make a comprehensive and critical review of the indices proposed in recent years in order to systematise the different underlying ideas. I also present new gender inequality indices that overcome some limitations of the preceding ones. Using United Nations data, empirical results for the new indicators are provided, suggesting that the choice of one indicator or another can make an important difference for the ranking of those countries that have achieved high levels of gender equality.
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Language: English
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