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Women in Transition: Institutional Change and Women's Situation in Poland

Women in Transition: Institutional Change and Women's Situation in Poland
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Author(s): Anna Zachorowska-Mazurkiewicz (Jagiellonian University, Poland)
Copyright: 2015
Pages: 18
Source title: Contemporary Global Perspectives on Gender Economics
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Susanne Moore (The Centre for Gender Economics and Innovation, Australia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8611-3.ch011

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Abstract

The chapter describes institutional and gender relations in the society and the economy, the influence of institutions and the state that may lead to the institutional change, which is understood as an adaptation of habits of thought to changing circumstances. The situation of women in Poland has been chosen to illustrate this phenomenon. Poland, as a country, has gone through major social, political and economic transformations in the last 25 years, and they have had important impacts on people's lives. The analysis of the impact of major transformations in Poland's post-war political economy enables the distinguishing factors (policies, institutions) that guarantee certain continuity in a society, and the ones that lead to institutional changes. Knowledge about the mechanisms of institutional change in the context of gender relations is helpful in designing policies aiming at promoting gender equality in societies as well as economies.

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