In this chapter, the scope of my research was to analyze if men and women are differently exposed to the phenomenon of social vulnerability and yes, they are. Entitled “Gendering Social Vulnerability. The Role of Labour Market De- standardisation and Local Welfare”, it has been published in the book edited by Dagmar Kutsar and Marjo Kuronen Local welfare policy making in European Cities, from Springer.
The concept of social vulnerability refers to shortcomings in the integration into the three main welfare pillars (labour, family and state) that can create a state of insecurity proceeding social exclusion and poverty. Although the higher exposure of women to poverty has been assessed in literature since the formulation of the concept of feminization of poverty (Pearce, 1978), the debate about social vulnerability has been less keen to study gender difference. In the paper, I mostly focus on Eurostat indicators analysis while using primary data collected within the EU funded project FLOWS.
This is my first publication on the topic, which have been subsequently developed into the MSCA funded VINE project. Many more results to come!