Emancipation research generally focuses on emancipation policy. The general aim of this policy is to promote equal rights, opportunities, freedoms and (social) responsibilities for women and men in Dutch society.
Broad and narrow
SCP monitors the emancipation process both in broad outline and in detail. The biannual Emancipation Monitor (Emancipatiemonitor) explores a number of relevant areas, such as education, employment, combining work and care, income differentials, decision-making and violence. Since ethnic minority women are an important target group within the emancipation and integration policy, SCP also carries out research into (the position of) this group. Other special research themes are the combination of working and care tasks and the labour participation rate of women.
Research at SCP
SCP has carried out research into women's emancipation since the end of the 1970s. The Care,Emancipation and Time Use research sector is responsible for this, sometimes in collaboration with the Education, Minorities and Methodology research sector. For more information, see also the topic Income.