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The Routledge Handbook of the History of Women’s Economic Thought

Edited by: Kirsten Madden , Robert W. Dimand

Print publication date:  September  2018
Online publication date:  September  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138852341
eBook ISBN: 9781315723570
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315723570
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The marginalization of women in economics has a history as long as the discipline itself. Throughout the history of economics, women contributed substantial novel ideas, methods of inquiry, and analytical insights, with much of this discounted, ignored, or shifted into alternative disciplines and writing outlets.

This handbook presents new and much-needed analytical research of women?s contributions in the history of economic thought, focusing primarily on the period from the 1770s into the beginning of the 21st century. Chapters address the institutional, sociological and historical factors that have influenced women economists? thinking, and explore women?s contributions to economic analysis, method, policies and debates. Coverage is international, moving beyond Europe and the US into the Arab world, China, India, Japan, Latin America, Russia and the Soviet Union, and sub-Saharan Africa. This new global perspective adds depth as well as scope to our understanding of women?s contribution to the history of economic thought.

The book offers crucial new insights into previously underexplored work by women in the history of economic thought, and will prove to be a seminal volume with relevance beyond that field, into women?s studies, sociology, and history. 

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Indian women’s agency through Indian women’s literature Download PDF
Chapter  2:  English women’s economic thought in the 1790s Download PDF
Chapter  3:  British women on the British Empire Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Harriet Taylor Mill, Mary Paley Marshall and Beatrice Potter Webb Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Japanese women’s economics, 1818–2005  Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Contextualizing women’s economic thought in late Imperial Russia and in the early years of revolution Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Is equal pay worth it? Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The economic thought of the Women’s Co-operative Guild Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Anecdotes of discrimination Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The point is to change it Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Women economists in the academy Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Daughters of Commons Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Women economists of promise? Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Early women economists at Columbia University Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Chinese economic development and Chinese women economists Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Austrian School women economists Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Placing women’s economics within Soviet economic discourse Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Ursula Hicks’ and Vera Lutz’s contributions to development finance  Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The two faces of economic forecasting in Italy Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The first 100 years of female economists in sub-Saharan Africa Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Women economists of the Arab Homeland  Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The invisible ones Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Women’s employment in the Informal Sector in Developing Countries Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Women’s neoclassical models of marriage, 1972–2015 Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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