Gender responsive budgeting in Japan and South Korea: Comparing the legislative and policy oriented approaches

Ichii, R and Sharp, R 2013, 'Gender responsive budgeting in Japan and South Korea: Comparing the legislative and policy oriented approaches', in L. Chester, M. Johnson and P. Kriesler (ed.) Proceedings of 12th Conference of the Australian Society of Heterodox Economists: Heterodox Economics and the Crisis That Won't Go Away, Sydney, Australia, 2-3 December 2013, pp. 1-40.


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Title Gender responsive budgeting in Japan and South Korea: Comparing the legislative and policy oriented approaches
Author(s) Ichii, R
Sharp, R
Year 2013
Conference name 12th Conference of the Australian Society of Heterodox Economists
Conference location Sydney, Australia
Conference dates 2-3 December 2013
Proceedings title Proceedings of 12th Conference of the Australian Society of Heterodox Economists: Heterodox Economics and the Crisis That Won't Go Away
Editor(s) L. Chester, M. Johnson and P. Kriesler
Publisher Australian Society of Heterodox Economists
Place of publication Australia
Start page 1
End page 40
Total pages 40
Abstract This paper will focus on key aspects of attempts to link gender equality policies and government budgets in Japan and South Korea. Japan's Act for gender equality provides for gender impact assessment. This has enabled it, on occasions, to integrate a gender perspective into some important policy processes, but the links with the funding decision-making processes are weak. In contrast, South Korea has a financial law that directly links the budget with its gender equality policies. The 2006 Financial Act mandated the integration of a gender perspective, including a gender budget statement into budgetary processes but this does not always contribute to policy changes that promote gender equality. The findings help us understand the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches to integrating gender equality and women's empowerment into planning, policy and budgetary processes and outcomes.
Subjects Policy and Administration not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) government budgets
Japan
South Korea
public policy
gender equality
gender mainstreaming
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