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CODE 105365
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SECS-S/05
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

Gender inequality is a persistent problem in many societies, including Europe. To effectively address this problem, the EU has embraced the concept of gender mainstreaming, a strategy to achieve gender equality that implies the integration of a gender perspective into all policies and programmes. The main objective of gender mainstreaming is to ensure that women and men have equal opportunities and that gender equality is considered in all areas of life. Gender mainstreaming also aims to eliminate gender stereotypes and discrimination, and to promote gender-sensitive policies and practices.
In a global context that requires increasingly effective solutions to promote gender equality, this course aims to provide the skills and quantitative tools needed to understand and analyse European policies in this area.

 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The teaching provides students with the fundamentals and quantitative tools to understand and analyse gender inequalities in contemporary society. In particular, basic elements of gender studies and the construction of inequality indicators will be provided. Students will be able to navigate the extensive academic and grey literature proposed internationally on the measurement of gender inequality and navigate the broad framework of European policies on gender equality.

 

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The primary objective of the teaching is to give the student a broad overview of quantitative methods useful for understanding gender inequalities in contemporary society. 

  • Knowledge and understanding Students acquire adequate knowledge of gender differences and inequalities by understanding their cultural and social origins. 
  • Ability to apply knowledge and understanding Students are capable of applying basic quantitative methods to measure the intensity of gender inequalities in different contexts and to interpret the results of statistical analyses.
  • Autonomy of judgement Students can assess the quality of indicators in literature and make decisions based on the results of statistical analyses conducted.
  • Communication skills Students acquire the basic statistical vocabulary to communicate clearly and unambiguously with specialist and non-specialist speakers.
  • Learning skills Students are capable of independent study of other statistical methods not presented in the course of teaching.

Knowledge:

  • introduction to gender studies
  • introduction to the theory of social indicators with a focus on measures of inequality
  • the main European policies for gender equality

Skills:

  • ability to independently read, interpret and produce a document on gender inequality 
  • ability to autonomously process data

PREREQUISITES

Although there are no formal prerequisites, it is useful for students to have a basic knowledge of statistics with particular regard to descriptive analysis for quantitative variables and principles of regression analysis.

TEACHING METHODS

Traditional lectures.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Part I - Gender differences and inequalities

  1. The gender perspective and the difference paradigm
  2. Gender and education
  3. Gender differences and inequalities at work
  4. Political participation and gender discrimination

Part II - Statistical Indices and Indicators

  1. Definitions;
  2. The Lazarsfeldian paradigm in the construction of statistical indicators;
  3. Composite indicators and synthetic indicators
  4. The main indicators of gender equality.

Part III - European Gender Equality Policies

  1. Gender equality as a European strategy
  2. The tools of gender mainstreaming:
    • Gender Budgeting;
    • Gender Equality Plan (GEP);
    • Gender Impact Assessment (GIA).
  3. The Gender Dimension in European Policies.

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Part I 

  • Sartori F. (2009). Differenze e disuguaglianze di genere. Il Mulino Itinerari.

Part II 

  • Mazziotta M. e Pareto A. (2020). Gli indicatori sintetici. Giappichelli editore.
  • Alaimo L.S., di Bella E., Maggino F. e Nanni G. (2019). Misurare l’uguaglianza di Genere, Genova University Press (https://gup.unige.it/node/297

Part III

  • Appunti e slide delle lezioni

Non-Italian speaking students can contact the teacher for didactic material in English. 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

ENRICO DI BELLA (President)

ENRICO IVALDI

LUCA GANDULLIA (Substitute)

RICCARDO FERMO SOLIANI (Substitute)

LESSONS

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

Exam schedule

Data appello Orario Luogo Degree type Note
11/12/2023 15:00 GENOVA Scritto
15/01/2024 15:00 GENOVA Scritto
05/02/2024 15:00 GENOVA Scritto
27/05/2024 15:00 GENOVA Scritto
17/06/2024 15:00 GENOVA Scritto
01/07/2024 15:00 GENOVA Scritto
13/09/2024 15:00 GENOVA Scritto

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals
Gender equality
Gender equality