Women are a driving force in Scotland’s economy. Closing the gap between men and women will improve Scotland’s economic position. However, traditional economic approaches often fail to fully recognise women’s economic contribution and their productive potential.
Led by Professor Ailsa McKay and Emily Thomson, the Women in Scotland’s Economy (WiSE) Research Centre at GCU aims to promote and make visible women’s contribution and to boost Scotland’s economy through high quality research, consultancy and knowledge transfer activities.
The WiSE team includes researchers in feminist economics and feminist public policy as well as specialists in poverty and inclusion. The team draws on the interdisciplinary strengths of the GCU research community and the Inequality, Gender and Public Policy Research Group in the Institute for Society and Social Justice Research. Thier work intended to inform anyone with an interest in women’s position in and contribution to Scotland’s economy including academics, policy makers, equality practitioners, the business community and gender equality activists.
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