Author(s): Pelin GENÇO?LU* Sevda KU?KAYA
Gender mainstreaming is defined as men and women have the equal participation possibility at every aspects of social life. One of the fundamental goals of the countries adopting the social welfare state understanding is to provide this equality. The purpose of this study is to analyze the situation of the countries in terms of gender mainstreaming. To achieve this purpose, in this study 38 European and Middle Eastern states were analyzed based upon the year-2015 data of the Global Gender Gap Index (CCGI) prepared by the World Economic Forum (WEF). Clustering analysis is done by using the economic, political, education and health indicators belonged to the countries. For clustering analysis; Ward’s method, one of the hierarchical clustering analysis methods, is preferred. According to obtained results, countries are grouped at 6 sets in terms of gender gap. Moreover, it has been acquired that countries, whose GDP income per capita level is close to each other, take place in the same group.