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
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
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
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
Edited by Ebru Kongar, Jennifer C. Olmsted, & Elora Shehabuddin. From Routledge: Bringing together feminist analyses of economic processes and outcomes with feminist critiques of Orientalism, this book examines the diverse economic realities facing women in a range of Muslim communities. This approach pays special attention to the role of Islam in economic analyses of … More New Book: Gender and Economics in Muslim Communities – Critical Feminist and Postcolonial Analyses
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
Professor Stephanie Seguino of the University of Vermont describes how inequality between men and women has driven economic growth, arguing that pursuing equality while growing the economy requires reframing social spending as a form of investment.