Legal Regimes and Women's Economic Agency (WomEcon)

2016 - 2021 (Avsluttet) Prosjektnummer: 250753
Forskningsprosjekt
The project's objective is to improve our understanding of how legal regimes and legal changes affect the economic agency of different subgroupes of women across the world

A growing number of studies show that women's economic agency, understood as the ability to make independent economic choices due to access to resources via asset ownership, control of land, or employment, is key to contesting unequal gender relations, refashioning social norms, and creating sustainable development. Yet in much of the developing world the economic agency of women is still constrained by legal provisions that deny them the ability to work, to own land, to inherit, to sign contracts, and to act as autonomous agents in the public sphere. Such provisions restrict the important social mechanism of economic agency that can enable women to contest oppressive gender relations from the ground up. This project is a comparative study of how family laws, labor codes, and public policies differentially shape women's economic agency across the world.  

Finansieringskilde

The Research Council of Norway

Artikler

News

Nils Klim-prisen til NUPI-forsker

March 13, 2018

«En fremragende statsviter og en ytterst velegnet rollemodell for yngre forskere.»

News

Likestillingsparadokset

March 7, 2017

- Utvikling gir ikke nødvendigvis likestilling, sier seniorforsker Francesca Refsum Jensenius.

Publikasjoner

Publication : ARTIKKEL

Gender-Discriminatory Laws and Women’s Economic Agency

2019
  • Francesca R. Jensenius
Recent years have seen widespread advances in women’s legal rights in many countries. In other places, restrictions on women’s autonomy remain entrenched. ...
Publication

India: A Contradictory Record

2019
  • Francesca R. Jensenius
This chapter provides a review of the role of women in Indian politics, with a focus on female legislators. It begins with an account of the entry of ...
Publication : ARTIKKEL

Comparative Analysis for Theory Development: Reflections on a Study of Women’s Empowerment

2018
  • Francesca R. Jensenius
Methodological texts about comparative work have focused overwhelmingly on controlled comparisons aimed at causal inference. To show the range of possible ...

Prosjektleder

Francesca R. Jensenius

Forsker 1 (bistilling)

Temaer
Asia  Utviklingspolitikk  Global økonomi  Nord-Amerika  Europa  Norden  Sør- og Mellom-Amerika  Afrika
Deltakere

My Rafstedt

Tidligere ansatt

Eksterne

University of New Mexico (Mala Htun)

Arrangementer
man. 13 jun. 2016
Event
Time: 10:30 Europe/Oslo
Location: NUPI

Kvinner i politikken: forskjeller, barrierer og konsekvenser

NUPI har gleden av å ønske Torild Skard, Mala Htun og Elin Bjarnegård velkommen til dette seminaret. Forskerne deler innsikt fra sin forskning på kvinner i politikk verden over.