Feminist Economics and Public Policy
New Frontiers in Feminist Political Economy
Gender and the Contours of Precarious Employment
Sex Markets: A Denied Industry
Beth English, Mary E. Frederickson, Olga Sanmiguel-Valderrama
November 22, 2018
This volume considers how women are shaping the global economic landscape through their labor, activism, and multiple discourses about work. Bringing together an interdisciplinary group of international scholars, the book offers a gendered examination of work in the global economy and analyses the...
Julie A. Nelson
June 21, 2017
The belief that men and women have fundamentally distinct natures, resulting in divergent preferences and behaviours, is widespread. Recently, economists have also engaged in the search for gender differences, with a number claiming to find fundamental gender differences regarding risk-taking,...
Hannah Bargawi, Giovanni Cozzi, Susan Himmelweit
August 16, 2016
The full impact of austerity policies across Europe is still being assessed, but it is clear that their gendered impacts have been consistently severe, structural and manifold. They have also been, until now, under-researched and under-estimated. This book brings together the research of leading...
Jim Campbell, Morag Gillespie
March 31, 2016
Professor Ailsa McKay, who was known not only for her work as a feminist economist but also her influence on Scottish social and economic policy, died in 2014 at the height of her academic career and impact on public life. Organised around the key themes of Ailsa McKay’s work, this collection...
August 29, 2015
This book discusses the state of global climate change policy and the financing of climate resilient public infrastructure. It explains the sources of tensions and conflict between developing and developed countries with regard to global climate protection policies, and highlights the biases and...
Shirin M. Rai, Georgina Waylen
November 05, 2013
This volume brings together the work of outstanding feminist scholars who reflect on the achievements of feminist political economy and the challenges it faces in the 21st century. The volume develops further some key areas of research in feminist political economy – understanding economies as...
Maria Karamessini, Jill Rubery
August 13, 2013
Austerity has become the new principle for public policy in Europe and the US as the financial crisis of 2008 has been converted into a public debt crisis. However, current austerity measures risk losing past progress towards gender equality by undermining important employment and social welfare...
Julie E. Mills, Suzanne Franzway, Judith Gill, Rhonda Sharp
July 05, 2013
Women in the developed world expect to work in the labour force over the course of their lives. On finishing school more girls are entering universities and undertaking professional training for careers than ever before. Males and females enter many high status professions in roughly equal numbers....
Brigitte Young, Isabella Bakker, Diane Elson
July 29, 2011
Questioning Financial Governance from a Feminist Perspective brings together feminist economists and feminist political economists from different countries located in North America and Europe to analyze the ‘strategic silence’ about gender in fiscal and monetary policy, and financial regulation....
Leah F. Vosko, Martha MacDonald, Iain Campbell
July 22, 2009
Precarious employment presents a monumental challenge to the social, economic, and political stability of labour markets in industrialized societies and there is widespread consensus that its growth is contributing to a series of common social inequalities, especially along the lines of gender and...
July 29, 2008
This book takes a look beneath the surface of this "miracle growth", to explore the political economy of this process. Beyond the superficial macroeconomics of high growth rates, increasing GDP per capita and high trade volume, the book looks at what is happening to the very socioeconomic and...
Marina Della Giusta, Maria Di Tommaso, Steinar Strøm
March 19, 2008
Empirical and mathematically rigorous, this book provides a study of the economics of prostitution rather than focusing on the sociological and cultural themes. Using economic tools of analysis, internationally based editors have put together a theoretically informed volume that explores the supply...