A framework for equality proofing: a paper prepared for the national economic and social forum

Sara Cantillon, Kathleen Lynch, John Baker, Alpha Connelly

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Equality proofing refers to procedures designed to ensure that the equality objectives of public policy are achieved: it is a means to an end rather than an end in itself. It is impossible therefore, to debate mechanisms without first establishing what those mechanisms are attempting to achieve. The most fundamental question an equality proofing policy needs to address is the identification of equality objectives. That is to say, there is a need to define what is meant by equality before identifying proofing mechanisms to achieve it.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity College Dublin Press
Commissioning bodyNational Economic and Social Forum
Number of pages35
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1995



  • equality proofing

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