Gender Equality and Economic Crisis: Ireland and EU





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This paper explores gender dimensions to the austerity policies which have been pursued across the EU over the recent economic crisis years, with particular attention to Ireland. From a gender equality standpoint, it is interesting to examine the extent to which there are common gender dimensions to the policy processes that have been pursued across the EU. This paper looks at the Irish situation but also takes a comparative perspective drawing on analyses of  core policies at EU level, exploring the gender patterns evident in the way in which economic and social policies have been developed and implemented.