Gender and Economics: A European Perspective

Gender and Economics: A European Perspective

by Geske Dijkstra
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415154243

ISBN-13: 9780415154246

Pub. Date: 05/06/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Gender and Economics: A European Perspective provides an introduction to gender studies in economics. This is a rapidly expanding field in which textbooks are urgently necessary. The contributors give comprehensive coverage of the economic situation of women throughout Europe. The authors approach the subject at three different levels.

• The

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Overview

Gender and Economics: A European Perspective provides an introduction to gender studies in economics. This is a rapidly expanding field in which textbooks are urgently necessary. The contributors give comprehensive coverage of the economic situation of women throughout Europe. The authors approach the subject at three different levels.

• The economic theory of gender and economics

• The different positions of men and women in the economy, their earning power and the division of labour within the family

• European policy and law, and how this is evolving.
Giving a unique balance of theoretical and empirical data this book will be of great use to students of Labour Economics. It will also provide a wider view for all students of micro and macro economics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415154246
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/06/1997
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures and tables
List of contributors
Acknowledgements
1Introduction1
2New Home Economics: Children and the Labour Market Participation of Women17
3Feminist Neo-Classical Economics: Some Examples36
4Discrimination Against Women: A Neo-Institutionalist Perspective54
5Atypical Labour Market Relations in the European Union75
6European Constants and National Particularities: The Position of Women in the European Union Labour Market86
7Women in the South: Diverse Experiences of Work in a Unifying Europe104
8Women in Central and Eastern Europe: A Labour Market in Transition118
9Equal Opportunities in the European Union: Theory and Practice139
10Comparable Worth and Equal Pay Policies in the European Union153
Index163

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