The aim of this contribution is to analyse the issue of gender equality in Italian universities in the light of the initiatives undertaken in recent decades and the changes that have taken place following the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic in the management of daily life times with reference to family commitments and to professional responsibilities. In particular, the efforts made at the University of Salerno see welfare devices as a fundamental element for the affirmation of an innovative model for the management of human resources, culture and business processes, with a view to equal opportunities. In fact, although we are aware of the need for work-life balance policies to go beyond the narrow channel of the female universe, we cannot overlook the powerful contribution they can offer to resolve the gender gap. The University of Salerno recently adopted a plan for gender equality that outlines a series of concrete actions aimed at ensuring full participation of men and women in scientific research and in the organizational life of the university. An initiative that ensures equal opportunities improves people's well-being and, finally yet importantly, makes the University of Salerno a model of "best practice" on a national and European level.

Gender path in Italian universities: evidence from University of Salerno

Daniela Sica;Benedetta Esposito;Maria Rosaria Sessa;Ornella Malandrino;Stefania Supino
2021-01-01

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The aim of this contribution is to analyse the issue of gender equality in Italian universities in the light of the initiatives undertaken in recent decades and the changes that have taken place following the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic in the management of daily life times with reference to family commitments and to professional responsibilities. In particular, the efforts made at the University of Salerno see welfare devices as a fundamental element for the affirmation of an innovative model for the management of human resources, culture and business processes, with a view to equal opportunities. In fact, although we are aware of the need for work-life balance policies to go beyond the narrow channel of the female universe, we cannot overlook the powerful contribution they can offer to resolve the gender gap. The University of Salerno recently adopted a plan for gender equality that outlines a series of concrete actions aimed at ensuring full participation of men and women in scientific research and in the organizational life of the university. An initiative that ensures equal opportunities improves people's well-being and, finally yet importantly, makes the University of Salerno a model of "best practice" on a national and European level.
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