How can gender equality be a prerequisite for growth and welfare? Why is gender equality a parameter in economic policy? How does tax policy affect gender equality? And what role do women play in the welfare state?
Get all the answers to these questions and more at the Nordic Council of Ministers side event, where economists and financial experts will account for why gender equality is necessary in order to increase growth and welfare.
Gender equality as a crucial economic parameter
Time: Monday 16 March 2015 at 1.15–2.30 p.m.
Location: DHL Auditorium - Dag Hammarskjöld Library (UN headquarters, New York City)
Ms Elina Pylkkänen,
Financial Counselor at the Ministry of Finance, Finland
Ms Katrín Ólafsdottir,
Assistant Professor, Reykjavik University, Iceland
Ms Åsa Löfström,
Associate Professor (in Economics) at Umeå School of Business and Economics, Sweden
Ms Betsey Stevenson,
Member, White House Council of Economic Advisers, United States
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The Nordic experiences show that gender equality is not just a matter of justice or democracy, but an economic necessity and a pillar of the Nordic welfare society. For the Nordic countries, being part of a globalized world means demonstrating international commitment. Through dialogue and discussion the Nordic co-operation is carried out in international forums with a view to promoting gender equality.