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Gender Equality and Quality of Life: Examples of Best Practices from Nine

  • Almudena Moreno Mínguez
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Part of the Community Quality-of Life Indicators book series (CQLI, volume 2)

Abstract

Gender policy has become an important aspect of governmental policy in many countries in the European Union. This chapter examines how local public policy officials can better contribute to advancement of gender citizenship. As part of the European framework project, EQUALABEL, data was collected from nine cities across the European Union. Relevant constructs for studying gender policy are covered briefly. Results are presented from this research and recommendations and conclusions are presented.

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Welfare State Gender Equality Disable People Local Administration Family Policy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Almudena Moreno Mínguez
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  1. 1.Universidad de Valladolid Dpto. Sociología y Trabajo Social,Plaza de ColmenaresSegoviaSpain

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