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Entry written by Maria-Carmen Guisan, Professor of Applied Economics at the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain).
I include some selected contents of the articles published by Guisan and Aguayo(2011) and Guisan and Exposito(2011).related with Women ´s social participation and employment. Besides, I am glad to include links to interesting articles published in our journals RSES and AEID, for the period 2010-2017, related with Women´s Economics and accesible at Ideas.Repec. Besides I include a link to interesting News on the Research Activities of Women economists.
Selected contents of the article by Guisan, M.C. and Exposito, P.(2011)
REGIONAL EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT BY GENDER IN SPAIN IN COMPARISON WITH OTHER EUROPEAN COUNTRIES
Regional and Sectoral Economic Studies, Vol. 11-1.
Table 4 presents a comparison of the rates of employment in Services sectors, among Spain, Germany and the United States. Table A5 presents the distribution by gender and sector in 25 countries of the European Union (E
find the following results regarding the rates of sectoral employment
Table 4. Employment rates in Services in Spain, Germany and the USA
(number of employments per one thousand inhabitants)
Source: Elaborated by Guisan and Exposito from OECD National Accounts: years 2005 and 2006.
Tabla A5: Distribution by economic branches of male and female employment in Spain, Germany and 25 European Union countries (EU25).
Source:Elaborated from EU(2008). Distribution of Employment in the main NACE 2-digit sectors
We find that there are 100 employments per one thousand people in Health
and Education in the United States, 78 in Germany and only 46 in Spain.
Countries with high levels of industry, like Germany and USA, favors the
development of Services. Spain needs to foster industrial development
in order to provide resources for the development of services particularly
in social services like Health and Education. The sectors with highest
percentages of male employment are "Construction" (with more than 10%),
"Industry: food+metal+machinery" (with percentages between 7.1% and
10.8%), and "Public Admiistration". The sectors with highest percentages
of female employment are "Health and Social Services" (between 10.9%
and 18.5%), "Commerce retail" (between 12.5% and 14.3%), and
"Education" (between 8.6% and 11.4%).
Selected contents of the article by Guisan, M.C. and Aguayo. E.(2011).
WOMEN PARTICIPATION, QUALITY OF GOVERNMENT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN EUROPE, 2000-2007
The article analyzes women participation in decision making and several
positive relationships between the educational level of population, quality of
government, women empowerment and quality of life (satisfaction with life).
Tabla 3. Data and suggestions about women in media
Source: Suggestions by Guisan and Aguayo(2011) and data from EWL(2010).
Table 4. Indicators of 16 European countries and 3 North American countries.
Notes: GEM08=Gender Empowerment of UN. SWL2F= Satisfaction with life elaborated from Mark
et al. GDP per capita=Gross Domestic Product per head in year 2008, in thousand Dollars at 2005
prices and Purchasing Power Parities from WB(2010). Total Years of Schooling (average
years of schooling of adult population) elaborated from data of Barro and Lee and own estimations.
Voice of citizens and Government Effectiveness elaborated from data by Kaufman et
al(2008) by conversion of the original scale -2.5 to 2.5 to a scale 0 to 10.
Articles in English on Women´s Economics
Journals RSES (Regional and Sectoral Economic Studies)
and AEID (Applied Econometrics and International Developmen
Year 2017 RSES 17-2
Microfinance and Women Empowerment- Empirical Evidence from a panel of
Indian states for the period 2007 to 2014, Saravanan, S., Dash, D.P. Abstract
The Role Of Women In The Early Years Of The Canning Industry In Spain, Abreu, L.F. Abstract
Year 2014 RSES 14-3
Girl Power? An analysis Of Peer Effects Using Exogenous Changes In The
Gender Make-Up of the peer group. Proud , S. Abstract
Is Gender Bias a Cost of Failure Issue?. Marín, C.; Rosa, A. Abstract
Family and Education: A Gender Approach for Young Adults at ages 16 to
25 in Spain from 2002 to 2013. Cañada-Vicinay, J.A. Abstract
Exploring the role of Labour Market Uncertainty in Explaining Differences in
Rates of Return to Education in Europe. Dávia, M.A.; McGuinness, S.;
O´Connell, P.J. Abstract
Employment Opportunities in Spain: Gender Differences by Education and
ICT usage. Gómez, N.; Tobarra, M.A.; López, L.A. Abstract
The employability of Mexican university students: An analysis by gender and
training areas. Contreras, A.B.; Dávalos, S.; Gónzalez-Morales, O.;
Employment by Sector and Gender in European and Spanish Regions, 1995-2012,
Guisan,M.C., Aguayo, E. Abstract
Regional Employment and Unemployment by Gender in Spain in comparison with
other European Countries, Guisán, M.C. and Expósito, P. Abstract
Women Participation, Quality of Government and Economic Development in Europe,
2000-2007, Guisan, M.C., Aguayo, E. Abstract
Year 2010. AEID Vol. 10-2Education, Gender Equality, Social Well-Being and Economic Development in American Countries, 2000-2010, Guisan, M.C. and Aguayo, E. Abstract
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