Avoiding Men as the Norm

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The analysis undertaken in the study, Men and Male as the Norm? – A Gender Perspective on Innovation Policies in Denmark, Finland and Sweden of around 50 innovation policy texts and 18 homepages of governmental innovation agencies in Denmark, Sweden and Finland can be shown to conclude that: gender equality is not mainstreamed in innovation policies. For example there are few occasions where gender-related issues are discussed or a gender perspective is defined. There is a lack of knowledge on the gendering of society and the role gender plays in issues related to the knowledge economy, while gender-divided statistics are seldom used.

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