Øystein Gullvåg Holter: The Development of a Norwegian Model of Gender Equality Research

Written by Øystein Gullvåg Holter in 2017 in Warat M et al, eds: "Gender Equality and Quality of Life: Perspectives from Poland and Norway". Published by Peter Lang, Warsaw.



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This paper presents an overview of the development of gender equality research in Norway, with a focus on how a combination of methods and the inclusion of men and masculinities have contributed to the research development.

A new detailed survey model with five dimensions of gender equality was created in Norway 2007 (Likestilling og livskvalitet 2007). A revised version was later used in many countries (International Men and Gender Equality Survey), and a new extended model was applied in the Poland/Norway Gender Equality and Quality of Life study 2014-17.  

The paper concludes by summarizing the main theoretical and methodological advances of this approach, as well as some problems and challenges ahead.

Published Oct. 16, 2017 4:43 PM - Last modified Dec. 17, 2020 10:07 AM