1st Edition

Gender Inequalities GIS Approaches to Gender Analysis

Edited By Esra Ozdenerol Copyright 2021
    272 Pages 17 Color & 109 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    272 Pages 17 Color & 109 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    272 Pages 17 Color & 109 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Gender inequality is entrenched in the cultural, political and market systems that operate at household, community, and national levels. Global changes in market access, climatic conditions, and the availability of natural resources intensify disparities in income, in assets and in power among genders. This book aims to explain these gender dynamics at macro and micro levels through GIS and spatial analysis. The first part of the book introduces key concepts of how to integrate GIS in gender inequality research. The second part presents more in-depth case studies, carefully selected such as mapping gender-based violence, gender-inequality in the labor force, refugee mapping, etc.

    1 The Global Problem in Gender Inequality: Putting Gender on

    the Map with GIS

    [Esra Ozdenerol]

    2 Mapping Domestic Violence

    [Amaia Iratzoqui, James C. McCutcheon, and Angela D. Madden]

    3 Geospatial Approaches to Intimate Partner Violence

    [Alison M. Pickover and J. Gayle Beck]

    4 Gender Disparity and Economy in U.S. Counties: Change and

    Continuity, 2000–2017

    [Madhuri Sharma]

    5 Social and Environmental Injustice Experienced by Female

    Migrant Workers in China: The Case of Guiyu Town

    [Ye Zhang]

    6 Spatial Concentration of Social Vulnerability and Gender

    Inequalities in Mexico

    [Roberto Ariel Abeldaño Zuñiga and Javiera Fanta Garrido]

    7 The Evolving American Opioid Crisis: An Analysis of Gender,

    Racial Differences, and Spatial Characteristics

    [Ryan Baxter Hanson and Esra Ozdenerol]

    8 How to Undertake an Inequality, Gender and Sustainable

    Development Analysis: A GIS Approach to Gender Analysis in


    [Ginette Azcona and Antra Bhatt]

    9 Visualizing Equality in the New Mobility Workforce

    [Stephanie Ivey, Tyler Reeb, and Benjamin Olson]

    10 Spatial-Temporal Patterns of Gender Inequalities in University

    Enrollment in Nigeria: 2005–2015

    [Moses O. Olawole, Akanni I. Akinyemi, David O. Baloye,

    Adesina A. Akinjokun, and Olayinka A. Ajala]


    Esra Ozdenerol has been a professor in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Memphis since 2003. She is the director of the GIS Certificate Program at the University of Memphis. She directs Spatial Analysis and Geographic Education Laboratory. She was also the associate director of Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis from 2010 till 2013. She obtained her doctorate degree in Geography in 2000 and her Master of Landscape Architecture degree in 1996 from the Louisiana State University. Before joining the University of Memphis, she was an assistant professor of Architecture at the Florida International University from 2000 to 2003. Dr. Ozdenerol specializes in geographic information systems and has served as a technical consultant to various public, government, and international agencies. Her current research interests entail use of the geospatial technologies
    (including geographic information, remote sensing, cartographic and geostatistical analysis) in a diverse range of public and environmental health issues. Her latest book involves studies about the spatial health inequalities.