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Title: Home garden ecosystem services valuation through a gender lens: A case study in the Catalan Pyrenees
Author: Calvet Mir, Laura  
March Corbella, Hug  
Corbacho Monné, Daniel
Gómez Baggethun, Erik
Reyes García, Victoria
Keywords: agroecosystems
gender socialization
social-ecological systems
socio-cultural valuation
Issue Date: Jul-2016
Publisher: Sustainability
Citation: Calvet-Mir, L., March, H., Corbacho-Monné, D., Gómez Baggethun, Erik & Reyes-García, V. (2016). "Home garden ecosystem services valuation through a gender lens: A case study in the Catalan Pyrenees". Sustainability, 8(8). ISSN 2071-1050. doi: 10.3390/su8080718
Abstract: Ecosystem services have become a critical issue in the environmental literature, however knowledge on whether women and men similarly value ecosystem services is still nascent. We aim at advancing the understanding of the relation between gender and environmental perceptions through the analysis of values assigned by women and men to ecosystem services supplied by home gardens in Vall Fosca (Catalan Pyrenees, north-eastern Spain). We found that women give a higher value than men to all ecosystem services. Overall, women's valuation of the full range of ecosystem services provided by home gardens was 7.55% higher than men's valuation. Gender socialization influences the way people interact with and value the environment, including highly managed environments such as home gardens. We argue that considering gendered differences in ecosystem services valuation may lead to policies more effective in enhancing ecosystem services provision.
Language: English
ISSN: 2071-1050MIAR
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