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Telling Palestinian Women's Economic Stories

Jennifer Olmsted

Feminist Economics, 1997, vol. 3, issue 2, 141-151

Abstract: How can theoretical criticisms to economics introduced by feminist economists be addressed empirically? Feminist scholars outside economics have spent considerable time debating appropriate methods and have often argued that interactive, situated research is more appropriate for answering feminist concerns. By telling the stories of three Palestinian women, I provide examples where qualitative research can enhance and even challenge quantitative research. I argue that our understanding of concepts such as power, individualism and preference formation will be enhanced by the use of qualitative methods and that feminist economists should be among those questioning the narrow definition of acceptable evidence articulated by mainstream economists.

Keywords: Qualitative Methods; Modeling Assumptions; Palestinian Women; Power; Situated Research (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 1997
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DOI: 10.1080/135457097338771

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