Wellbeing is a multidimensional and multidisciplinary concept which draws on insights from across the humanities and social sciences. This series approaches these issues from an explicitly gendered perspective. It explores the ways in which gender impacts on all aspects of women’s and men’s wellbeing. It examines the extent to which women and men have used their agency to gain access to a decent, equitable and sustainable quality of life; and it explores the ways in which economic and social policies have sustained and enhanced wellbeing for women and men, both now and in the past.
Agency, Gender and Economic Development in the World Economy 1850–2000 Testing the Sen Hypothesis
Gender and Well-Being The Role of Institutions
By Andrea Griesebner, Evdoxios Doxiadis
August 18, 2023
Getting divorced and remarried are now common practices in European societies, even if the rules differ from one country to the next. Civil marriage law still echoes religious marriage law, which for centuries determined which persons could enter into marriage with each other and how validly ...
By Tindara Addabbo, Patricia Carney, Áine Ní Léime, Jeroen Spijker, Siniša Zrinščak
November 25, 2022
Most European countries have experienced labour market reforms at varying times leading to extended working life and a postponement of retirement age. This book provides a gender perspective on the impact of extended working life on the different dimensions of well-being, the factors which can ...
By Jan Luiten van Zanden, Auke Rijpma, Jan Kok
May 07, 2019
How has ‘agency’ – or the ability to define and act upon one’s goals – contributed to global long-term economic development during the last 150 years? This book asserts that autonomous decision making, and female agency in particular, increases the potential of a society to generate economic ...
By Anna Bellavitis, Beatrice Zucca Micheletto
June 27, 2018
This book offers a comparative perspective on Northern and Southern European laws and customs concerning women’s property and economic rights. By focusing on both Northern and Southern European societies, these studies analyse the consequences of different juridical frameworks and norms on the ...
By María Magdalena Camou, Silvana Maubrigades, Rosemary Thorp
April 07, 2016
This book presents evidence of the evolution of the gender inequalities in Latin America during the twentieth century, using basic indicators of human development, namely education, health and the labour market. There are very few historical studies that centre on gender as the main analytical ...
By Alison E. Woodward, Jean-Michel Bonvin
November 22, 2016
European social movements improve the well-being of men and women but need further analysis through a gender-sensitive lens. Taking an international and cross-disciplinary perspective, this book examines the impact of European social movements on gendered political and material well-being. Insights...
By Lina Gálvez, Bernard Harris
November 10, 2016
This book is the first of four books based on a series of symposia funded by COST, which is an intergovernmental framework for the promotion of European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research. It draws on both historical and contemporary European case-studies to offer a ...
By Paloma de Villota, Elisabetta Addis, John Eriksen
October 19, 2016
Provisioning for basic human needs is done in three main kind of institutions: the familial household; the commercial enterprise selling goods and services; the institutions of the Welfare State that provide education, medical care and other goods and personal services to all or to some specific ...
By Teresa Ortiz-Gómez, María Jesús Santesmases
September 06, 2016
Drugs are considered to be healers and harmers, wonder substances and knowledge makers; objects that impact on social hierarchies, health practices and public policies. As a collective endeavour, this book focuses on the ways that gender, along with race/ethnicity and class, influence the design, ...
By Tindara Addabbo, Marie-Pierre Arrizabalaga, Alastair Owens
November 28, 2010
Feminist scholars have long pointed out the relevance of the unpaid work that goes on within European households in sustaining the well-being of the continent's populations. However, care work and domestic labour continue to be largely unremunerated and unequally distributed by gender. This unique ...