“Contemporary Global Perspectives on Gender Economics” (S.Moore 2015)

The first book on Gender Economics by Gender Economist, Susanne Moore published 2015.  This academic text aims to define the field of Gender Economics.  See more about the book here

Description

The rise of women in the workforce has led to many campaigns for wage equality and the impartial treatment of both sexes as they pursue careers previously designated as either a man’s or a woman’s job. The impact of these campaigns has been felt, but a sense of gender stereotyping still affects not only the social and cultural well-being of the modern organization, but the drive for innovation and economic success as well.

Contemporary Global Perspectives on Gender Economics challenges current economic theory, targeting the way gender is often used for economic gain or increased market share. Experts realize that company growth can no longer be achieved by taking a conventional approach, but few follow through with introducing new frameworks that change the way diversity is treated. By acknowledging that issues like childcare and the wage gap are not only a woman’s challenge, this book speaks to legislators and policymakers, economic developers, corporate practitioners, educational faculties, and students of all disciplines who are looking to change the way gender is viewed in the workforce.

This essential reference source features chapters that combine the concepts of gender theory, sociology, and economics and cover topics including economic equality, gender bias, the history of gender economics, industrial creativity, and the impact of social connectedness on life satisfaction.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Economic Equality
  • Feminist Economies
  • Gender Barriers
  • Industrial Creativity
  • Innovation and Gender
  • Life Satisfaction
  • Microfinance and Female Empowerment
  • Social Connectedness
  • Women’s Empowerment

Reviews and Testimonials

This volume contains 15 chapters by social scientists, economists, and gender studies specialists from Australia, Europe, and Asia, who explore how to advance development and business practices through holistic and multidisciplinary perspectives on gender. They consider policy, investment, environment, and innovation and health, discussing the differences and similarities between gender economics, feminist economics, Austrian economics, and heterodox economics.

– ProtoView Book Abstracts (formerly Book News, Inc.)

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