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ZAMUDIO SANCHEZ, Francisco José; AYALA CARRILLO, María del Rosario  and  ARANA OVALLE, Roxana Ivette. Women and men: Gender inequalities in the Mexican context. Estud. soc [online]. 2014, vol.22, n.44, pp.251-279. ISSN 0188-4557.

Cultural constructions of gender permeate all areas of human life, generating diverse inequities. This requires knowledge of the situations in which men and women are in a particular one and, accordingly, propose solutions or policy change that pay attention to such inequities. Using a harmonic mean on the living conditions in which women and men are, attributes of eleven social factors were measured, available at national level. Such attributes were analytically nested to quantify the differential in which these factors are. Not only women are in inequity conditions, although they are more frequent and severe. Public policies in six factors should attend, mainly, to women and in five to men. We identified, inside each factor, the attributes with more inequity to make possible the implementation of appropriate actions. The corresponding design of policies has, from planning, possibilities of acting in line with the needs.

Keywords : gender inequities; inequity indexes; gender policy; social factors.

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