1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook of Feminist Economics

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ISBN 9780367074142
May 18, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
520 Pages 17 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The Routledge Handbook of Feminist Economics presents a comprehensive overview of the contributions of feminist economics to the discipline of economics and beyond.

Each chapter situates the topic within the history of the field, reflects upon current debates, and looks forward to identify cutting-edge research. Consistent with feminist economics’ goal of strong objectivity, this Handbook compiles contributions from different traditions in feminist economics (including Marxian political economy, institutionalist economics, ecological economics and neoclassical economics) and from different disciplines (such as economics, philosophy, political science). The contributors are a diverse mix of established and rising scholars of feminist economics from around the globe who skilfully frame the current state and future direction of feminist economic scholarship.

This carefully crafted volume will be an essential resource for researchers and instructors of feminist economics and cognate areas.

Table of Contents

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List of Contributors


Part I: Introduction

  1. The Social provisioning approach to feminist economics: The unfolding agenda
  2. Günseli Berik and Ebru Kongar

    Part II: Core concepts and frameworks

  3. Feminist economics challenges to development theory and policy: A historical approach
  4. Lourdes Benería and Gita Sen

  5. Feminist political economy
  6. Smriti Rao and Haroon Akram-Lodhi

  7. Feminist institutional economics
  8. Ellen Mutari

  9. Conceptualizing patriarchal systems
  10. Nancy Folbre

  11. Feminist ecological economics
  12. Patricia E. Perkins

  13. Capabilities approach
  14. Ingrid Robeyns

  15. Human rights and feminist economics
  16. Radhika Balakrishnan and James Heintz

  17. Care work
  18. Katherine A. Moos

  19. Three faces of agency in feminist economics: capabilities, empowerment, and citizenship
  20. Naila Kabeer

  21. Beyond separative and soluble selves
  22. Julie A. Nelson

  23. Intersectional identities and analysis
  24. Nina Banks

    Part III: Methods, Methodology and Measurement

  25. Feminist use of quantitative methods
  26. Joyce P. Jacobsen

  27. Feminist use of qualitative/interpretive methods
  28. Peregrine Schwartz-Shea

  29. Time allocation and time-use surveys
  30. Maria S. Floro

  31. Measurement of well-being
  32. Irene van Staveren

    Part IV: Resources for Provisioning

  33. The feminization of the labor force and five associated myths
  34. Jane Humphries and Carmen Sarasúa

  35. Gender discrimination in the US labor market
  36. Heidi Hartmann and Jessica Milli

  37. Contingent work and the gig economy
  38. Deborah M. Figart

  39. Labor markets and informal work in the Global South
  40. Alma Espino and Daniela de los Santos

  41. International trade and women workers in the global South
  42. Nidhiya Menon and Yana van der Meulen Rodgers

  43. Rural women’s livelihoods and food security in Africa
  44. Dzodzi Tsikata and Gertrude Dzifa Torvikey

  45. Global migration and care chains
  46. Sarah Gammage

  47. Sex work and trafficking
  48. Francesca Bettio

  49. Women’s work in post-reform China
  50. Xiao-yuan Dong and Fiona MacPhail

  51. Market reform in transition economies
  52. Mieke Meurs

  53. Environmental resources and gender inequality: use, degradation, and conservation
  54. Bina Agarwal

  55. Poverty
  56. İpek İlkkaracan and Emel Memiş

  57. Family formation in the US and Western Europe
  58. Elaine McCrate

  59. Gender division of labor among couples
  60. Lisa Giddings

  61. Intra-household decision making and resource allocation
  62. Cheryl Doss

  63. Assets, wealth and property rights in the global South
  64. Carmen Diana Deere and Abena D. Oduro

  65. Intimate partner violence
  66. Jacqueline Strenio

  67. Reproductive health and economic empowerment
  68. Kelly Jones and Anna Bernstein

    Part V: Institutions and Policies

  69. Gender and economic growth
  70. Stephanie Seguino

  71. Care and the macroeconomy
  72. Elissa Braunstein

  73. Gendering the analysis of economic crises
  74. Jill Rubery

  75. Degrowth
  76. Corinna Dengler

  77. Care regimes in the European Union
  78. Janneke Plantenga

  79. The fragmented state of work-family policies in the US
  80. Randy Albelda

  81. Care policies in the Global South
  82. Valeria Esquivel

  83. Collective bargaining and unions in the US
  84. Tanima Ahmed and Ariane Hegewisch

  85. The quest for inclusion in economics in the US: Fifty years of slow progress
  86. Rhonda Vonshay Sharpe

    Part VI: International Governance and Social Provisioning

  87. Group-based financial services in the global South: Evidence on social efficacy
  88. Ranjula Bali Swain and Supriya Garikipati

  89. Sustainable Development Goals: Reflections from a feminist economics perspective
  90. Shahra Razavi

  91. Global social policy
  92. Corina Rodríguez Enríquez

  93. Gender budgeting
  94. Diane Elson

  95. Smart economics
  96. Elisabeth Prügl

  97. International labor standards and tripartism
  98. David Kucera

  99. Cooperatives

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Günseli Berik is Professor of Economics at University of Utah, USA. Her research and teaching is in the fields of development economics, gender and development, feminist economics, and political economy of ethnicity, gender, and class. She served as Editor of Feminist Economics from 2010-2017.

Ebru Kongar is Professor of Economics at Dickinson College, USA. Her research focuses on the gendered time-use and labor market outcomes of macroeconomic developments, such as deindustrialization, offshoring and the Great Recession in the US economy. She is an Associate Editor of Feminist Economics and a Research Associate at the Gender Equality and the Economy Program of Levy Economics Institute of Bard College.