Portugal’s Masculinities Crisis: Gender equality in the era of flagging economies

32 | 2015

Tatiana Moura, Esther Spindler and Alice Taylor

Instituto Promundo, Brazil

Europe’s financial crisis has precipitated the implementation of adjustment programs, led by a «Troika» of global institutions (European Union, International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank). A disruption of the economic environment is taking place, with serious effects on social and family cohesion. The fast impoverishment of already vulnerable populations has led to an increase in social inequalities, while shifting relations between men and women in public and private spaces. The ramifications of the European crisis are not entirely detectable yet. Using existing literature and data from Portugal, this article attempts to bridge this gap by understanding the impact of the economic crisis on masculinities and gender relations.

Keywords

masculinities, gender, financial crisis, austerity, domestic violence.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.22355/exaequo.2015.32.06
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