Online Discussion on Gender Statistics Gaps: “Who are we leaving behind and how far?”

15 Jun '16 Wed 11:00
15 Jun '16 Wed 21:00

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Ligia Nobrega's picture
Gaelle Ferrant wrote:

Thank you for this really interesting online discussion.

I agree that decision-making power within the household is an important topic. However, guidelines to how measure it are required to allow EIGE (or other) to collect data that are comparable.

The notion of power within the household is difficult to define and then to meaure. Despite those technical issues, it seems important to recognze intra-household inequalities and try to understand them.

I am wondering whether individual poverty and intra-household inequalities could also be added in the future research programmes?

Many thanks for your suggestions Gaelle.

EIGE is following the progress on measuring poverty and intrahousehold inequalities and will therefore reflect it in the database as well.

Markovska Bojkica State Statistical Office of Republic of Macedonia's picture
Irene Rioboo-Leston wrote:
Ligia Nobrega wrote:
Maris Goldmanis wrote:
Ligia Nobrega wrote:

We are very grateful to all the contributions received so far, in particular those who resisted and stayed with us till this afternoon period.

According toour agenda we should be near the end of the online discussion.

we still would like to receive your views what refers to this area of Power and help us to identify which challenges will EIGE face regarding:

  1. the taking over of the data collection process on Women and Men in decision making?
  2. expanding data collection under this area?

I presume it is fair to say that we should attempt to integrate the above-mentioned domains of power into the WMIDM database once EIGE takes over?

It is a proposal that should be considered by EIGE while improving the current structure of the gender statistics database.

congratulations for the taking over of the WMIDM database. I am sure that it will beneficiate by all your expertise

and Congratulations from Macedonia, I think that will be benefite for all

Irene Rioboo-Leston's picture

Another very interesting aspect that was raised in a previous meeting with EIGE is to try to find the way to know if the women that are taking part in the descision making processes in the political, social, economic.... areas are "the same women"  in the those areas considered

Markovska Bojkica State Statistical Office of Republic of Macedonia's picture

Thank you for this interesting online discussion. Bye...

Gaelle Ferrant's picture

Thank you for your answer. I'm looking forward to see the updated database.

I wish you all a nice afternoon.

Greetings from Paris (OECD).

Irene Rioboo-Leston's picture

Thanks for this interesting discussion and congrats again for the great work done with the database.

Best wishes from Madrid

European Commission, DG Eurostat's picture

Eurostat says Bye now.

We did not have much to contribute to the discussion about power. In Sustainable Development Indicators there are some indicators on Good Governance, but that is a wider concept and there is hardly any gender dimension.

Ivana Naskova's picture

It was a pleasure to be part of this online discussion.

Greetings from Skopje (State statistical office)

Giovanni Razzu's picture

Hi and apologies to be solate on this but have had  two extended meetings!

although the issue of intersectionality was discussed in the morning, I would like to say something anyway.

certainly, within the migration area, the intersection between gender and ethnicity is of much relevance. however, you may want o consider whether, instead of ethnicity per se, the intersection between ethnicity and religion is of relevance as well. this, at least for the UK, has been found very relevant in a couple of studies in the recent past, particulalry when looking at some labour market outcomes, i.e. participation and pay most notably. the point is that looking at ethnicity or religion separately does not help distinguish their contribution clealry and a consideration of ethno-religios groups, intersected with gende, might help further undertsnading of the labour market prospects of some ethnic minority women, particulalry in the case of thise where religion and ethicity overalp substantially.

gender and age is of course another important intersectionality, relevant not just for labour market issues but also health and ther dimensions captured, for instance, by the GEI.

Giovanni Razzu's picture

on the deciison making domanin, my views are that a key issue here is the so-called pipeline: men and women just below the board or top decision making positions. more particulalry, I feel, but I udnerstand  it is not an easy data collection exercise, that we need to have more data on the vbarriers to progression. some of the realtively more intersting literature in my opinion, that from behavioural economics, shows some gender differences in atitudes thata re considered more likely to be associated with achieving board's positions, such as risk-avertion, competitiveness, altruism etc. I wonder whether this is an area where some more consistent data collection effort can be made beyond data collected through lab experiments.

on asimilar note, in order to understand better the pipeline and barriers to progression, data on networks of women and men could be very helpful. I know that Boardex for instance collect this kind of information for many countries. this is worth considering as well.