Frauengleichstellungsgesetze des Bundes und der Länder: Ein Kommentar für die Praxis

Translated title of the contribution: Gender Equality Acts - Federal and States (Germany): a practical commentary

Dagmar Schiek, Heike Dieball, Inge Horstkötter, Lore Seidel, Ulrike M Vieten, Sibylle Wankel

Research output: Book/ReportBook


This book provides a systematic introduction in the German gender equality acts for public services, and also a section per section commentary for each individual act. It analyses the legal base, limits and scope of the so called women's quota, gender mainstreaming in public employment and public policy, provisions to allow conciliation of paid work and work in families and the position of women's equality officers. It compares and analyses 16 state acts and the federal equality act. The introductory chapter, written by Dagmar Schiek, also provides an analysis of the EU level and constitutional frame for this legislation. The combination of a systematic introduction and a section by section commentary ensures that this valuable handbook can be used by trained lawyers as well as by social scientists, taking into account the fact that many equality officers are not trained lawyers.
Translated title of the contributionGender Equality Acts - Federal and States (Germany): a practical commentary
Original languageGerman
Place of PublicationCologne
Number of pages1038
Publication statusPublished - 2002


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