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Gender Equality in Central and Eastern European Countries


Michel E. Domsch, Désiree H. Ladwig and Eliane Tenten

This publication takes a look at the current state of equal opportunities between men and women in the labour market in the 10 post-Soviet states which are candidates for membership in the EU and the Russian Federation. The articles are from high-ranking experts from Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, the International Labour Office and the United States of America and give a systematic look at each country. They also include specialists’ insights into several aspects of women’s employment and as far as possible provide a view of the social and professional situation of highly qualified women in Eastern Europe. This publication will be of interest to experts from different interest groups and research areas.
Contents: Michel E. Domsch/Désirée H. Ladwig/Eliane Tenten: General overview of the larger economic and social context behind the changes in women's lives in Russia and in 10 Central and Eastern European countries – Gisela Lange: Gender equality in Central and Eastern European candidate countries - an ILO perspective – Laura Riolli-Saltzman/Victor Savicki: Gender equality in Eastern Europe: a cross cultural approach – Sasha Todorova/Zdravka Toneva: Professional development of women with higher education in Bulgaria – Rumiana Stoilova: Inter- and intra-gender inequalities based on qualification – Hana Mařiková: Gender equality in the Czech Republic - the position of highly qualified women in the transforming society – Zdenka Hajná: Towards equal opportunities 1999-2000 - results of a project funded by the European Commission in the Czech Republic – Leeni Hansson: Women on the Estonian labour market: continuity and change – Beáta Nagy: Women in the economic elite in Hungary – Parsla Eglite: Advantages and disadvantages of women in post-soviet Latvia – Vida Kanopienë: Women on the Lithuanian labour market – Renata Siemieñska: Gender and careers of highly skilled in Poland – Adelina Huminic: The situation of highly qualified women in economic and public life in Romania – Zoya Khotkina: Equal/unequal opportunities for women with high education in contemporary society and labour market – Ludmila Popkova: Gender policy in Russia: trends and debates on equal opportunities for women – Ludovit Cziria/Margita Barošová/Mária Chaloupková/Magdalena Piscovà: Women issues and gender equality in employment in Slovakia – Nevenka Černigoj Sadar: Employment of women in Slovenia – Désirée H. Ladwig/Eliane Tenten: The future of equal opportunities in Central and Eastern Europe - Survey results.