Thursday seminar: Fiscal policies for gender equality: empirical evidences

  • Date: –15:00
  • Location: Botaniska trädgården Centrum för genusvetenskap, Uppsala universitet
  • Lecturer: Lekha Chakraborty - Associate Professor at NIPFP (The National Institute of Public Finance and Policy), Research Fellow at The Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, New York and visiting scholar at the Centre for Gender Research
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  • Organiser: Centrum för genusvetenskap
  • Contact person: Nicole Ovesen
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Fiscal policies for gender equality: empirical evidences

The Thursday seminars are held between 13.15 and 15.00 at the Centre for Gender Research (Villavägen 6, Uppsala). The Thursday seminars bring together several different research areas; men/masculinities, body/corporeality, queer theory, and science are only some of the themes that reflect the breadth of research conducted at the Centre.


Budget is often thought of as gender-neutral. But fiscal policies impact men and women differently due to the socio-economic asymmetries. Public policies have not paid adequate attention to unveil the statistical invisibility of unpaid "care economy". Focusing on the measurement issues and macroeconomic policy tools, this lecture lays out the issues and perspectives how to integrate 'gender lens' in the fiscal policy, with empirical evidences across globe.