News for: Gender And Public Policy

Assessing the Social and Economic Cost of Domestic Violence:

A new report carried out by Whitaker Institute members Dr Nata Duvvury and Dr Caroline Forde, of the Gender and Public Policy Cluster, for Safe Ireland has found that the aggregate cost of domestic violence to a woman, over her journey from abuse to safety, is approximately €113,475 over a time span of 20 years… | Read on »

Domestic Violence – The Cost of Doing Nothing

Ground-breaking research at NUI Galway on the economic cost of domestic violence (DV) in low and middle-income countries has been pivotal to developing new legislation and policies to protect women in Egypt, South Sudan and Vietnam. Women experience DV behind closed doors; however, its impact reaches beyond the individual and their family, having serious consequences… | Read on »

Watch – Health workers and extending working life policy in Ireland: evidence from the DAISIE project.

On March 31, the Whitaker Institute was delighted to host a live webinar titled Health workers and extending working life policy in Ireland: evidence from the DAISIE project. The DAISIE (Dynamics of Accumulated Inequalities for Seniors in Employment) project investigates the gender-differentiated work-life experiences, health and financial outcomes of workers in three occupations aged 50 and… | Read on »

Watch – Engendering the Macroeconomy: Current Efforts and Future Directions

On 8th of March, the Whitaker Institute was delighted to host Engendering the Macroeconomy: Current Efforts and Future Directions. Economics has neglected integrating gender in its analysis and as a result economic discourse fails to see and address gender inequality in the context of a modern economy. Feminist Economists have been pushing the frontiers of Economics,… | Read on »

New Book: Rural Gerontology Towards Critical Perspectives on Rural Ageing

Whitaker Institute member Dr Kieran Walsh, of the Population and Migration cluster, has co-edited a new book entitled Rural Gerontology: Towards Critical Perspectives on Rural Ageing. Whitaker Institute members Dr Nata Duvvury and Dr Áine Ni Leime, Gender and Public Policy cluster leaders, have also co-authored a chapter in the book entitled Rural women, ageing and retirement…. | Read on »

What role does rural place play in the lives of mid-life women in Sweden and Ireland?

Place identity and self-identity create multiple pathways to place attachment and perspectives on the ageing and well-being of older rural women. Two independent studies of 25 rural mid-life women (45-65 years) in Connemara, Ireland (doctoral research, 2017) and ten in Värmland, Sweden (post-doctoral research, 2019) employed a lifecourse framework and constructivist grounded theory to produce… | Read on »

Pensions in Ireland: The Perspectives of Irish Citizens

Against the backdrop of population ageing, which has been identified as a major societal challenge for all Western nations, successive Irish Government reports have reflected on the difficulty of sustaining the costs of the public State pension. The need for pension reform in Ireland continues to give rise to much public debate. Recasting pensions however… | Read on »

New Report – Estimating the Cost of Child Marriage in the Arab Region

Whitaker Institute members Dr Nata Duvvury, Dr Caroline Forde and Dr Mrinal Chadha, of the Gender and Public policy cluster, have co-authored a new report. The report looks at the issue of child marriages in the Arab region and examine the feasibility of undertaking cost estimates of child marriage in the region. Download the full report… | Read on »