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The Resource Why gender matters in economics, Mukesh Eswaran

Why gender matters in economics, Mukesh Eswaran

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Why gender matters in economics
Title
Why gender matters in economics
Statement of responsibility
Mukesh Eswaran
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Gender matters in economics--for even with today's technology, fertility choices, market opportunities, and improved social norms, economic outcomes for women remain markedly worse than for men. Drawing on insights from feminism, postmodernism, psychology, evolutionary biology, Marxism, and politics, this textbook provides a rigorous economic look at issues confronting women throughout the world--including nonmarket scenarios, such as marriage, family, fertility choice, and bargaining within households, as well as market areas, like those pertaining to labor and credit markets and globalization.Mukesh Eswaran examines how women's behavioral responses in economic situations and their bargaining power within the household differ from those of men. Eswaran then delves into the far-reaching consequences of these differences, in market and nonmarket domains. The author considers how women may be discriminated against in labor and credit markets, how their family and market circumstances interact, and how globalization has influenced their lives. Eswaran also investigates how women have been empowered through access to education, credit, healthcare, and birth control; changes in ownership laws; the acquisition of suffrage; and political representation. Throughout, Eswaran applies sound economic analysis and new modeling approaches, and each chapter concludes with exercises and discussion questions.This textbook gives readers the necessary tools for thinking about gender from an economic perspective. Addresses economic issues for women throughout the world, in both developed and developing countries Looks at both market and nonmarket domains Requires only a background in basic economic principles Includes the most recent research on the economics of gender in a range of areas Concludes each chapter with exercises and discussion questions "--
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Eswaran, Mukesh
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  • Women
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  • Women in development
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Why gender matters in economics, Mukesh Eswaran
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Do women and men behave differently in economic situations? -- What determines the balance of power in a household? -- Are women discriminated against in the labor market? -- How do credit markets affect the well-being of women? -- What are the effects of globalization on women? -- How do women fare in the institution of marriage? -- Why are women the causes and the victims of fertility decline? -- How do women benefit from improved access to birth control? -- How did women gain suffrage, and what are its economic effects? -- How can women be empowered?
Control code
ocn877364290
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xii, 392 pages
Isbn
9780691121734
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014008909
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)877364290
Label
Why gender matters in economics, Mukesh Eswaran
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Do women and men behave differently in economic situations? -- What determines the balance of power in a household? -- Are women discriminated against in the labor market? -- How do credit markets affect the well-being of women? -- What are the effects of globalization on women? -- How do women fare in the institution of marriage? -- Why are women the causes and the victims of fertility decline? -- How do women benefit from improved access to birth control? -- How did women gain suffrage, and what are its economic effects? -- How can women be empowered?
Control code
ocn877364290
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xii, 392 pages
Isbn
9780691121734
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014008909
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)877364290

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