ERIC Number: EJ804162
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Measuring Structural Gender Equality in Mexico: A State Level Analysis
Frias, Sonia M.
Social Indicators Research, v88 n2 p215-246 Sep 2008
The main goal of this article is to assess the level of gender equality across the 32 Mexican states. After reviewing conceptual and methodological issues related to previous measures of structural inequality I detail the logic and methodology involved in the construction of a composite and multidimensional measure of gender equality, at the social structural or macrosystem, level in Mexico: GEIMS (Gender Equality Index in Mexican States). The importance of assessing the level of gender equality among Mexican states is of theoretical and practical relevance for understanding potential sources of regional differences regarding many social phenomena. The methodology can be also used to construct gender equality indexes in other Latin American countries.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Mexico