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Economic renewal and the gendered knowledge economy in Wales

Parken, Alison and Rees, Teresa Lesley 2011. Economic renewal and the gendered knowledge economy in Wales. Contemporary Wales 24 (1) , pp. 113-134.

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The Welsh Assembly Government's Economic Renewal Strategy aims to develop Wales into a 'knowledge economy'. 'Knowledge economies' depend upon close networks and effective collaboration between the members of the 'triple helix' of universities, government and industry. The Assembly Government is obliged, under the Government of Wales Act (2006), to pay due regard to equality of opportunities in all its policies, a commitment underlined by the requirements for equality impact assessments under new British equalities legislation. In this paper, we conduct a political arithmetic of the gender of key players in the 'triple helix' in Wales. Will the Economic Renewal Strategy promote equality or unintentionally reproduce already rigid patterns of gender segregation in the labour market?

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Publisher: University of Wales Press
ISSN: 0951-4937
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 25 August 2017
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2023 19:24

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