Introducing Race and Gender into Economics

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Overview

Economics has tended to be a very male, middle class, white discipline. Introducing Race and Gender into Economics is a ground-breaking book which generates ideas for integrating race and gender issues into introductory eocnomics courses.
Each section gives an overview of how to modify standard courses, including macroeconomics, methodology, microeconomics as well as race and gender-sensitive issues. This up-to-date work will be of increasing importance to all teachers of introductory economics.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415162838
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/11/1997
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
List of contributors
Preface
Pt. I Integrating race and gender: a framework
1 Reconstructing Economics 190 R&G: Introductory Economics course from a race and gender perspective 3
Pt. II Integrating race and gender topics into introductory microeconomics
2 Protective labor legislation and women's employment 31
3 Market segmentation: the role of race in housing markets 42
4 Gender and race and the decision to go to college 52
5 The labor supply decision - differences between genders and races 67
6 The economics of affirmative action 89
7 Risk analysis: do current methods account for diversity? 98
Pt. III Integrating race and gender topics into introductory macroeconomics
8 Race and gender in a basic labor force model 111
9 General vs. selective credit controls: the Asset Required Reserve Proposal 121
10 A critique of national accounting 125
11 A disaggregated CPI: the differential effects of inflation 137
12 An active learning exercise for studying the differential effects of inflation 141
Pt. IV Additional considerations in integrating race and gender into Economics 190 R&G
13 Gender and the study of economics: a feminist critique 147
14 Integrating race and gender topics into introductory microeconomics courses 156
15 Thoughts on teaching Asian-American undergraduates 166
16 Some thoughts on teaching predominantly affective-oriented groups 177
17 Race, gender, and economic data 190
Index 203
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