Conceptual and Institutional Origins of Gender Budgeting

  • Angela O’Hagan


This chapter charts the historical development of gender budgeting as it travelled into use in Europe and critically engages in the different conceptual origins and definitions. First given institutional support within the Platform for Action of the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing 1995, a normative framework has developed across European countries but arguably gender budgeting has been variously and weakly implemented.

This analysis draws together arguments for gender budgeting as feminist policy change and the institutional resistances encountered in advancing such transformative change, as highlighted in concepts from feminist policy analysis, feminist institutionalism, and feminist economics.


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  • Angela O’Hagan
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  1. 1.Glasgow Caledonian UniversityGlasgowUK

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