16 January 2019 - 13:00
Inequality and Women in Politics
Lecture Series - Inequality and ... ?
The ‘Inequality and ... ?’ lecture series is organised by the EIB Institute and Uni.lu (MARS) together with LIS, STATEC, Chambre de Salaries and LISER, with the financial support of the FNR. LISER is a proud partner in helping gather the research community, the private and public sectors and the general public in Luxembourg to discuss concepts of inequality.
Inequality in political empowerment between men and women is higher than in the economic sphere. According to the Global Gender Gap Index (World Economic Forum, 2017), the world has closed only 23% of the gender gap in politics. In Europe, women represent 30% of politicians in legislative bodies and 29.5% in government cabinets (EIGE, 2018). What is the source of this inequality? Why do we care about eliminating it? Are there effective policies to promote female political empowerment and reduce gender gaps in the political arena? This lecture will present recent research addressing the above questions, while offering a picture of gender inequality in politics, and the challenges ahead.
Prof. Alessandra Casarico (Università Bocconi)
The lecture is free and requires registration at http://bit.ly/EIBI_events
European Investment Bank (EIB)
98-100 Boulevard Konrad Adenauer, Luxembourg