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Out of the Margin : Feminist Perspectives on Economics - Susan Feiner

Out of the Margin

Feminist Perspectives on Economics

By: Susan Feiner (Editor), Edith Kuiper (Editor), Notburga Ott (Editor), Jolande Sap (Editor), Zafiris Tzannatos (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 20th July 1995
ISBN: 9780415125314
Number Of Pages: 324

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"Out of the Margin" is the first book to consider feminist concerns across the whole domain of economics. In recent years there has been a tremendous increase in interest on the relation between gender and economics. Feminists have found much of concern in the way the economics has written women out of its history, built its theories around masculinist values, failed to take proper account of women and their work when measuring the economy and ignored most of the policy issues that press most heavily upon women. This book is a firm rejection of this marginalized position.
Including contributions from leading feminist economists from the US and Europe, the book offers a richness of new insights in addressing the absence of women, both as subject and object, in the history of economic thought. "Out of the Margin" also explores the philosophical roots of rational economic man, power relations and conflicts within the family, the limitations of relying on secondary data, the need for new data and research, the policy implications of neo-classical economic models and the need for fundamental research in policy making. With its range and depth of coverage, this is not only an excellent introduction to the field but also indispensible for anyone looking for an in-depth analysis of gender and economics.

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Tzannatos"This volume [is one of] only two books that tackle the challenging questions of what constitutes feminist economics. As such, "Out of the Margin will be widely referenced and is an indispensable addition to academic libraries. Contributors successfully convey the scope of the feminist critique of neoclssical economics and begin to develop alternative theoretical constructs upon which economics could be based." -"CHOICE, 1/96 "The pieces in the book are very thought provoking." -Journal of Economic Issues

Quotep. v
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Herstory of Economicsp. 15
Into the Margin!p. 17
A Heretical View of Economic Growth and Income Distributionp. 35
Varieties of Deprivationp. 51
Economic Theoryp. 59
Human Capital and the Gender Earnings Gapp. 61
Fertility and Division of Work in the Familyp. 80
Toward a Feminist, Post-Keynesian Theory of Investmentp. 100
Economic Theory and Feminist Theoryp. 120
Interpreting Economicsp. 127
The Economist as Storytellerp. 129
Reading Neoclassical Economicsp. 151
Feminist Interpretative Economicsp. 167
Economic Measurementp. 173
The Empirical Challenges of Feminist Economicsp. 175
Measuring Equality in Opportunity 2000p. 198
Toward a Feminist Econometricsp. 216
Economic Measurementp. 223
Empowerment of Womenp. 229
The Use and Abuse of Neoclassical Theory in the Political Arenap. 231
Women and Children Lastp. 249
Gender, Property, and Land Rightsp. 264
The Empowerment of Womenp. 295
Indexp. 300
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ISBN: 9780415125314
ISBN-10: 0415125316
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 324
Published: 20th July 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1

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