Equal opportunities and gender research

The aim of our analysis is to create a theoretical approach to the status of women; to popularise the Hungarian trends; to extend the results of a local research. The research focuses on the districts of Hegyhát and Komló. We use two types of empirical research. Firstly, we analyse the data of the Hungarian National Assembly from the point of view of the genders (quantitative research). Secondly, on the basis of focus groups and individual interviews (conducted with women occupying senior positions) we will try to compare the similar traits of women’s lives, to highlight the local peculiarities and to find out the opinion of the interviewees about the women’s status in Hungary today.

Table of Contents
1. Introduction .......................................................................................................................................5
2. Theoretical frameworks and national trends......................................................................................7
2.1. Gender roles and changes over time................................................................................................7
2.2. Women and men in the light of statistics.........................................................................................9
3. Local characteristics in the perspective of the gender......................................................................12
4. Methodical frameworks....................................................................................................................15
5. Quantitative research results – analysis of the election results........................................................17
6. The results of interview-based research ...........................................................................................22
6.1. Family backgrounds’ investigation and the beginning of careers..................................................22
6.2. The frames of family life (husbands, children, parents).................................................................24
6.3. The harmonisation of working and having a family.......................................................................27
6.4. Female leaders – female politicians...............................................................................................30
6.5. Possible directions of change ........................................................................................................33
7. Summary ..........................................................................................................................................36
Summary of the research .....................................................................................................................38
Bibliography.......................................................................................................................................... 41
Annex.................................................................................................................................................... 43

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