1st Edition

Gender Inequality in the Global Labor Market A Feminist Economics Approach

    270 Pages 28 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book examines gender inequality from the perspective of Feminist Economics, with empirical application, across different countries such as Turkey, United States, Mexico, Uruguay, Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica and territories within Europe.

    It centers on topics such as labor participation, occupational segregation, feminization of poverty and migration, wage differentials, changes in and the quality of employment, equity index and gender bias in fiscal policies. It encompasses both developed and developing countries and shows that the gender gap has been narrowing over time, although not completely, mainly due to the sparse implementation of programs and public policies with a feminist economic approach, which help to make gender dimensions in the economy visible and highlight the implications this has on women's lives. The book also examines the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on inequality on the working lives of men and women.

    This volume will be an important asset in teaching forums on the most recent advances in economic science across a number of different theories, approaches and research hypotheses that explain the study of gender inequality. It also presents different empirical studies, using multiple methodologies and databases, applied to specific problems in multiple countries to identify the advances, opportunities and changes that have occurred in gender inequality from a feminist economic perspective. The book offers relevant, novel, and original scientific data and makes public policy proposals to encourage the participation of women in the labor market. Consequently, it will also be of interest to policymakers concerned with global trends in the labor market.


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    1. The machismo of labor market categories: a critical analysis from the perspective of feminist economics

    Natalia Escobar Váquiro


    2. Gender-differentiated labor market insertion and domestic responsibilities. México 2022.

    Karina Jazmín García Bermúdez

    Reyna Elizabeth Rodríguez Pérez

    Vicente German Soto


    3. The Wage Penalty for Women with Children in the Turkish Labor Market

    Selçuk Gemicioğlu

    Emel Memiş


    4. The time used at home during pre-pandemic and post-lockdown periods. Analyzing its differential influence on the probability of access to quality jobs between women and men in Argentina

    Mónica Jiménez Martínez

    Maribel Jiménez Martínez


    5. Collective bargaining and gender wage gaps in Uruguay: has equality won?

    Paola Azar

    Soledad Salvador


    6. Feminized, racialized and precarious work in digital care platforms: A feminist political economy analysis

    Paula Rodríguez-Modroño

    Astrid Agenjo-Calderón

    Purificación López-Igual


    7. Women’s Labor Supply Adjustment to the COVID-19 Shock: An Intersectional Analysis

    Ozge Ozay

    Armagan Gezici


    8. Jefatura de hogar, género y seguridad alimentaria en Costa Rica

    Eyleen Alfaro Porras

    Reyna Elizabeth Rodríguez Pérez

    David Castro Lugo


    9. Gender wage inequality among Latin American immigrants in the United States

    Reyna Elizabeth Rodríguez Pérez

    Liliana Meza González


    10. An Augmented Gender Inequality Index for Mexico 2005–2020: Any Progress?

    Vicente Germán-Soto




    Reyna Elizabeth Rodríguez Pérez is Professor of Economics at the Faculty of Economics,  Universidad Autonoma de Coahuila, Mexico.

    David Castro Lugo is Professor of Economics at the Center for Socioeconomic Research at the Universidad Autonoma de Coahuila, Mexico.