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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5O-00648: Claudia Beamish (South Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 1 February 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what work it is doing to identify economic gender inequality.

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn 8 February 2017

We recognise that good quality data on gender inequality is key to designing effective policy solutions. The Scottish Government have produced a range of research outputs in this field and are working to increase the evidence base further. The Fairer Scotland Action Plan, published in October 2016, announced a number of research actions including a Gender Equality Index and an updated Equality Evidence Strategy.

The Scottish Government strongly supports inclusive growth based on equal opportunities and a fair and inclusive jobs market. No one should be denied opportunities because of their gender.