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Sex-Disaggregated Budgets as Driver of Social Change? - Exploring the Effects of Sex-Disaggregated Budgets in a Guatemalan Context

Broms, Martin LU (2012) UTVK03 20121
Sociology
Abstract
The aim of the study was to examine the effects of sex-disaggregated budgets (SDBs) by looking at Guatemalan cooperatives. The method of the study was semi-structured interviews carried out with Guatemalan cooperative members and staff accessed through the Swedish Cooperative Center (Swedish development non-governmental organization). The main conclusion is that the SDBs have had substantial positive effects on gender equality and development objectives at a more general level in the organizations included in the study. One important effect noted by the interviewees was the SDB’s positive influence on the women cooperative members’ access to education. This resulted in a range of important spiraling effects, such as self-esteem, gender... (More)
The aim of the study was to examine the effects of sex-disaggregated budgets (SDBs) by looking at Guatemalan cooperatives. The method of the study was semi-structured interviews carried out with Guatemalan cooperative members and staff accessed through the Swedish Cooperative Center (Swedish development non-governmental organization). The main conclusion is that the SDBs have had substantial positive effects on gender equality and development objectives at a more general level in the organizations included in the study. One important effect noted by the interviewees was the SDB’s positive influence on the women cooperative members’ access to education. This resulted in a range of important spiraling effects, such as self-esteem, gender awareness, participation, cooperative development, income generation and household work distribution. Also, some interviewees stressed the importance of not only looking at the equal distribution of resources between men and women, but also at the SDBs’ contents. (Less)
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author
Broms, Martin LU
supervisor
organization
course
UTVK03 20121
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
sex-disaggregated budgets (SDBs), Guatemala, cooperative, empowerment, Swedish Cooperative Center (SCC)
language
English
id
2695890
date added to LUP
2012-06-26 10:11:43
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  abstract     = {The aim of the study was to examine the effects of sex-disaggregated budgets (SDBs) by looking at Guatemalan cooperatives. The method of the study was semi-structured interviews carried out with Guatemalan cooperative members and staff accessed through the Swedish Cooperative Center (Swedish development non-governmental organization). The main conclusion is that the SDBs have had substantial positive effects on gender equality and development objectives at a more general level in the organizations included in the study. One important effect noted by the interviewees was the SDB’s positive influence on the women cooperative members’ access to education. This resulted in a range of important spiraling effects, such as self-esteem, gender awareness, participation, cooperative development, income generation and household work distribution. Also, some interviewees stressed the importance of not only looking at the equal distribution of resources between men and women, but also at the SDBs’ contents.},
  author       = {Broms, Martin},
  keyword      = {sex-disaggregated budgets (SDBs),Guatemala,cooperative,empowerment,Swedish Cooperative Center (SCC)},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Sex-Disaggregated Budgets as Driver of Social Change? - Exploring the Effects of Sex-Disaggregated Budgets in a Guatemalan Context},
  year         = {2012},
}