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What is the Gender Dimension in Research? | case studies in interdisciplinary research

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Last modified on 31 August 2021

The booklet is published by Kilden, an independent sub-unit of the Research Council of Norway. Kilden has a national responsibility for promoting and disseminating gender research and research with gender perspectives. 

Over the last few years, the gender dimension in research content has received increased attention. One reason is that gender perspectives improve the quality of research and innovation. According to the European Commission and several national research funding institutions, the gender dimension should be included in research when relevant.

However, what does the gender dimension mean? When is it relevant? In this booklet we address researchers and others in the research community who are curious about what the gender dimension entails. By presenting case studies from a variety of research fields, such as health and quality of life, food, agriculture and fisheries, energy, transport, environment
and climate, and safe societies, we aim to inspire researchers and others who want to learn more about how to work with the gender dimension in research. 


  • Introduction
  • What is gender?
  • Gender in research 
  • Case studies of the gender dimension in research 
  • -- Health and well-being 
  • -- Food, agriculture and fisheries
  • -- Energy 
  • -- Transport 
  • -- Environment and climate 
  • -- Safe societies 
  • Conclusion 
  • Checklist 
  • References 
  • Contributors 


(*) A spanish version of the booklet has recently been published (Editorial Universidad de Cantabria, 2021)

¿Qué es la dimensión de género en el ámbito de la investigación? Casos de estudio en la investigación interdisciplinar







Spanish, English

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