LIS commissioned for UN Women flagship reports

Earlier this year, LIS was commissioned by UN Women’s Research & Data Section to provide a background paper to feed into Progress of the World’s Women Report 2018, and Gender Equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development 2018. Progress of the World’s Women 2018, entitled Families in a Changing World, seeks to make visible the diversity of family structures and dynamics around the world, and tackles intersecting inequalities, especially by class, gender and race/ethnicity. The SDG Monitoring Report aims to provide a comprehensive and authoritative assessment of progress, gaps and challenges in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from a gender perspective.

Making use of the LIS Database, the LIS team in collaboration with Flaviana Palmisano (University of Rome “La Sapienza”) produced a set of tables deemed critical for the gender analysis focus in the two reports, specifically, women’s economic status, family expenditure patterns, families and social stratification, market vs disposable income amongst men and women, poverty of single-parent families, and SDG Goal 10 Indicators. Building upon the LIS produced tables, Rense Nieuwenhuis (SOFI, Stockholm University) framed the background paper Gender equality and poverty are intrinsically linked that provides an updated analysis of gendered economic inequality in high- and middle-income countries. Such gendered analysis explicitly recognizes that gender, poverty, and (economic) inequality are intrinsically linked.

December 13, 2017 | News