The Uses and Misuses of the Gender‐related Development Index and Gender Empowerment Measure: A Review of the Literature

@article{Schler2006TheUA,
  title={The Uses and Misuses of the Gender‐related Development Index and Gender Empowerment Measure: A Review of the Literature},
  author={Dana Sch{\"u}ler},
  journal={Journal of Human Development},
  year={2006},
  volume={7},
  pages={161 - 181}
}
  • D. Schüler
  • Published 2006
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Human Development
The 1995 Human Development Report introduced two new measures of well‐being: the Gender‐Related Development Index (GDI) and the Gender Empowerment Measure (GEM). The two indexes were created with the intention of attracting more attention to gender inequality issues. This paper first of all reviews the attention the indexes received in the publications of the United Nations Development Programme itself, concentrating on their use in national and subnational Human Development Reports. It also… Expand
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