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Gender Aspects of the Effects of the Economic Downturn and Financial Crisis on Welfare Systems

April 30, 2013

women's budget group logoThe European Parliament has released a report on the ‘Gender Aspects of the Effects of the Economic Downturn and Financial Crisis on Welfare Systems’, which comprises of in-depth case studies of six EU Member states (Greece, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Sweden, United Kingdom) exploring the impact on women of the economic downturn and financial crisis of 2007/8 and 2009/10. This report also provides an overview of literature on gender and the welfare state, EU-level trends and patterns, and the gender implications of anti crisis responses. Available on the Women’s Budget Group website here: http://www.wbg.org.uk/Links.htm

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