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Handbook of Research on Gender and Economic Life

Edited by Deborah M. Figart and Tonia L. Warnecke

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Abstract: The Handbook illuminates complex facets of the economic and social provisioning process across the globe. The contributors – academics, policy analysts and practitioners from wide-ranging areas of expertise – discuss the methodological approaches to, and analytical tools for, conducting research on the gender dimension of economic life. They also provide analyses of major issues facing both developed and developing countries. Topics explored include civil society, discrimination, informal work, working time, central bank policy, health, education, food security, poverty, migration, environmental activism and the financial crisis.

Keywords: Economics and Finance; Social Policy and Sociology (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: B5 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013
ISBN: 9780857930941
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Chapters in this book:

Ch 1 A social provisioning approach to gender and economic life , pp 7-17 Downloads
Marilyn Power
Ch 2 Feminist economics as a theory and method , pp 18-31 Downloads
Drucilla K. Barker
Ch 3 Intersectionality , pp 32-45 Downloads
S. Charusheela
Ch 4 Gender, well-being and civil society , pp 46-61 Downloads
Nisrine Mansour
Ch 5 Gender and caring , pp 62-76 Downloads
Julie A. Nelson
Ch 6 Teaching and learning for economic life , pp 77-90 Downloads
Zohreh Emami
Ch 7 Gender and provisioning under different capitalisms , pp 93-112 Downloads
Barbara E. Hopkins
Ch 8 International development institutions, gender and economic life , pp 113-131 Downloads
Suzanne Bergeron
Ch 9 Infrastructure and gender equity , pp 132-149 Downloads
Dominique Lallement
Ch 10 How gendered institutions constrain women’s empowerment , pp 150-166 Downloads
Irene van Staveren
Ch 11 Informal work , pp 169-182 Downloads
V. Spike Peterson
Ch 12 Gender inequality in the workplace , pp 183-199 Downloads
Elizabeth Hirsh, Hazel Hollingdale and Natasha Stecy-Hildebrandt
Ch 13 Occupational segregation and the gender wage gap in the US , pp 200-217 Downloads
Ariane Hegewisch and Hannah Liepmann
Ch 14 Race and ethnicity in the workplace , pp 218-235 Downloads
Marlene Kim
Ch 15 Discrimination in gay and lesbian lives , pp 236-254 Downloads
Doris Weichselbaumer
Ch 16 Low-wage mothers on the edge in the US , pp 257-272 Downloads
Randy Albelda
Ch 17 Employer-oriented schedule flexibility, gender and family care , pp 273-289 Downloads
Elaine McCrate
Ch 18 Work–family reconciliation policies in Europe , pp 290-306 Downloads
Janneke Plantenga and Chantal Remery
Ch 19 The role of the government in work–family conflict in the US , pp 307-322 Downloads
Heather Boushey
Ch 20 From micro-level gender relations to the macro economy and back again , pp 325-344 Downloads
Stephanie Seguino
Ch 21 Central bank policy and gender , pp 345-358 Downloads
Elissa Braunstein
Ch 22 Credit and self-employment , pp 359-377 Downloads
Nidhiya Menon and Yana Rodgers
Ch 23 Gender, debt and the housing/financial crisis , pp 378-390 Downloads
Brigitte Young
Ch 24 Measuring gender disparities in human development , pp 393-409 Downloads
Amie Gaye, Jeni Klugman, Milorad Kovacevic, Sarah Twigg and Eduardo Zambrano
Ch 25 Girls’ schooling and the global education and development agenda , pp 410-420 Downloads
Elaine Unterhalter and Amy North
Ch 26 Intersecting sources of education inequality , pp 421-433 Downloads
Elizabeth King and Vy T. Nguyen
Ch 27 The health of the world’s women , pp 434-453 Downloads
Purnima Madhivanan and Karl Krupp
Ch 28 A case of gendered hazards and health effects for ultra-poor women , pp 454-467 Downloads
Rita Watterson, Lynn McIntyre and Krista Rondeau
Ch 29 Gender and food security , pp 468-484 Downloads
Anandita Philipose and Mishka Saffar
Ch 30 Family migration in the US , pp 487-503 Downloads
Nina Banks
Ch 31 Environmental activism and gender , pp 504-521 Downloads
Patricia E. Perkins
Ch 32 Engendering peace, conflict and violence , pp 522-541 Downloads
Cilja Harders
Ch 33 Trafficking and gender , pp 542-558 Downloads
Julie Ham

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