Gender and Economics: A European Perspective [NOOK Book]

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Women have been largely absent as the subject of economic study. Gender and Economics redresses this imbalance with a user-friendly introduction to gender studies in economics.

The contributors offer comprehensive coverage of the economic condition of women throughout Europe, examining policies aimed at improving the relative economic situation of women, such as affirmative action, equal opportunity and comparable worth. Giving a unique balance...

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Gender and Economics: A European Perspective

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Overview

Women have been largely absent as the subject of economic study. Gender and Economics redresses this imbalance with a user-friendly introduction to gender studies in economics.

The contributors offer comprehensive coverage of the economic condition of women throughout Europe, examining policies aimed at improving the relative economic situation of women, such as affirmative action, equal opportunity and comparable worth. Giving a unique balance of theoretical

and empirical data, it considers the economic theory of gender and economics, the different positions of women in the economy, their earning power, the division of labor within the family, as well as other gender issues. Gender and Economics will be of great use to students of labor

economics, and will also provide a wider view for all students of micro- and macro-economics.

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Introduces a gender studies perspective into economics, focusing on the economic situation of women throughout Europe. Overviews the economic theory of gender and economics, examines European policy and law, especially affirmative action and comparable worth, and looks at the different positions of men and in women in the economy, their earning power, and the division of labor within the family. Of interest to students of labor economics and micro- and macroeconomics. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136191411
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/11/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 184
  • File size: 4 MB

Table of Contents

List of figures and tables
List of contributors
Acknowledgements
1 Introduction 1
2 New Home Economics: Children and the Labour Market Participation of Women 17
3 Feminist Neo-Classical Economics: Some Examples 36
4 Discrimination Against Women: A Neo-Institutionalist Perspective 54
5 Atypical Labour Market Relations in the European Union 75
6 European Constants and National Particularities: The Position of Women in the European Union Labour Market 86
7 Women in the South: Diverse Experiences of Work in a Unifying Europe 104
8 Women in Central and Eastern Europe: A Labour Market in Transition 118
9 Equal Opportunities in the European Union: Theory and Practice 139
10 Comparable Worth and Equal Pay Policies in the European Union 153
Index 163
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