Place, (In)Equality and Gender
Faber, Stine Thidemann
Nielsen, Helene Pristed
Bennike, Kathrine Bjerg
This mapping presents a selected overview of existing research on gender, education and population flows in the Nordic peripheral areas. These areas are faced with a series of challenges that cannot be analyzed nor solved without taking a gender perspective into account. The challenges relate to, for instance, altered living conditions caused by global changes, stagnated or negative economic development, decrease in the amount of workplaces (particularly in the traditionally male-dominated professions) as well as, not least, migration and depopulation which is partly due to the fact that the young people of the area (especially the women) move to bigger cities to educate themselves. The challenges in question are not only significant in relation to the viability and cohesion of the areas, but also for the men and women who live there and their mutual social relations.
Keywordschildren and young people; adult education; regional policy; welfare; research; labour and employment; gender equality; moving and commuting; globalisation; vocational training; higher education; upper secondary education; Åland Islands; Denmark; Faroe Islands; Finland; Greenland; Iceland; Nordic countries; Norway; Youth
PublisherNordic Council of Ministers
Publication date and place2015