Growth Factor Equality - The Economic Benefits of Gender Budgeting in Vienna

Gender Mainstreaming and Gender Budgeting aim at fostering gender equality and equal opportunities among women and men. In contrast to the majority of evaluations of gender equality which consider legal, socio-political as well as distributional aspects, the objective of this research project is to estimate the economic benefits of increased gender equality induced by selected Gender Budgeting measures in Vienna. Therefore, first, we will analyse the potential macroeconomic effects of higher gender equality in Vienna and identify appropriate measures to achieve these effects. In a second step, based on a thorough feasibility analysis reviewing different methodological approaches, the economic benefits of concrete Gender Budgeting measures in Vienna will be estimated.