PPMI completes a research project on ‘Gender equality and gender mainstreaming in the COVID-19 recovery’ for EIGE
PPMI has completed a research project on ‘Gender equality and gender mainstreaming in the COVID-19 recovery’ for the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE). The main purpose of the study was to assess the EU recovery response to the COVID-19 pandemic from a gender equality perspective.
Specifically, the research team prepared:
- A legal case identifying the challenges and opportunities to advance gender equality and gender mainstreaming in the EU Recovery and Resilience Facility Regulation;
- A policy case analysing how gender equality challenges and objectives have been addressed in the National Recovery and Resilience Plans of the 27 EU Member States; and
- An economic case examining the effect of selected COVID-19-related national policy measures (such as taxes and benefits) on gender gaps in income and earnings in the Member States.
This research project was a joint effort of PPMI researchers together with Daria Popova and Silvia Avram (University of Essex), Anna Elomäki (Tampere University), Margit Schratzenstaller-Altzinger (Austrian Institute of Economic Research) and national researchers. Elisabeth Klatzer and Jill Rubery provided external peer review.
The research team conducted desk research, gender analysis, interviews, country case studies, statistical analysis and a EUROMOD microsimulation. Based on the findings, the team provided policy recommendations to ensure a gender-responsive design of COVID-19 recovery policies and measures.
The study will inform EIGE’s support to the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the EU to ensure continuous monitoring of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA) in the EU.
The report will be published on EIGE’s website in spring 2023.