New Book: The Rise and Decline of Patriarchal Systems

By Nancy Folbre. From Verso: In this groundbreaking new work, Nancy Folbre builds on a critique and reformulation of Marxian political economy, drawing on a larger body of scientific research, including neoclassical economics, sociology, psychology, and evolutionary biology, to answer the defining question of feminist political economy: why is gender inequality so pervasive? In part, … More New Book: The Rise and Decline of Patriarchal Systems

The 2019 Rhonda Williams Prize: Call for Applications

Sponsored by Routledge/Taylor and Francis, publisher of Feminist Economics In memory of Rhonda Williams, associate editor of Feminist Economics from 1994 to 1998, the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE) has established a prize to help scholars from underrepresented groups in IAFFE, whose work reflects Rhonda Williams’s legacy of scholarship and activism, attend the annual … More The 2019 Rhonda Williams Prize: Call for Applications

Neoliberalism and the Rise of the Net Social Wage

A new paper from PERI finds that there is a sizable deviation in net social wage data in the 21st century. The study’s author, Katherine A. Moos, examines possible causes-such as healthcare inflation and unemployment-and aims to explain why neoliberal governments would tolerate a growing discrepancy between labor benefits and taxation. See the paper here … More Neoliberalism and the Rise of the Net Social Wage

Nancy Folbre’s Feminist, Unorthodox Economics

In Nancy Folbre’s wide-ranging career, she has fruitfully melded many traditions and shed light on areas usually ignored in economic thinking. Her work as an activist and a scholar has been valuable in the context of both political struggles and academic economics. She has helped widen the lens of economic thinking and set up the basis for a robust feminist political economy. For example, her work at the Center for Popular Economics and … More Nancy Folbre’s Feminist, Unorthodox Economics

New Book: Gender and Time Use in a Global Context – The Economics of Employment and Unpaid Labor

From Palgrave. Edited by Rachel Connelly & Ebru Kongar, This edited volume uses a feminist approach to explore the economic implications of the complex interrelationship between gender and time use. Household composition, sexuality, migration patterns, income levels, and race/ethnicity are all considered as important factors that interact with gender and time use patterns. The book … More New Book: Gender and Time Use in a Global Context – The Economics of Employment and Unpaid Labor