Gender equality? What research reveals

From politics and business to health and home – 42 freely available studies on gender (in)equality

By Alexandra Walker - March 8, 2016  5 mins

Gender equality – or its absence – affects all aspects of life, from labor and the economy to health, education and domestic life. The importance of gender equality led the United Nations to include it in the 17 Sustainable Development Goals: “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.”

Women and girls are disproportionately affected by issues related to gender inequality, yet it is clear that by tackling these issues and improving equality for women, the benefits will be felt
by entire communities.

Kay Tancock

Kay Tancock, Publisher of Elsevier’s geography journals, says:

Although great strides have been made in many areas of gender equality over the last few decades, and public awareness has increased vastly, there remains much yet to be done. Women’s lives are the subject of a large body of research in a wide range of disciplines today because it is clear that, whether
in public or in private, women experience the world differently to their male counterparts, and they are not on an equal footing.

In honor of International Women’s Day 2016 and the UN’s theme of “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality,” our colleagues working in many disciplines at Elsevier have selected some of the
most recent relevant research articles on gender inequality from our journals. These articles have been made freely available for 90 days, until May 31, 2016, while the open access articles are free to read forever.

Read the special collection on gender inequality






Labor and Economy



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Alexandra Walker
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Alexandra Walker

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Alexandra Walker

Alexandra Walker has worked in STM publishing for the past eight years. She joined Elsevier in 2011 where she initially worked on marketing social science journals. She has been the marketing manager for several portfolios of journals in the life and social sciences. She is now Research Data Marketing Manager in STM journals, responsible for the marketing for Elsevier’s Research Elements journals (such as Data in Brief) and STMJ’s data messaging. Alex has a degree in archaeology and anthropology from the University of Durham and taught English in Japan for over three years. She is passionate about equality and is involved in inclusion & diversity initiatives in the workplace and out.

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