Decoupling from the EU’s equality framework due to Brexit will harm the pursuit of gender equality in the UK.
This is according to a December 2017 article by Colette Fagan and Jill Rubery in Social Policy and Society on gender equality and Brexit.
The article looks at the UK’s role in shaping the European Employment Strategy and how this framework has impacted on the UK’s employment policy.
It highlights the tension between the social democratic principles of the European Social Model and the promotion neo-liberal economic policies.
The article concludes that Brexit will harm the pursuit of gender equality in the UK.