Handbook of Research on Gender and Economic Life

TitleHandbook of Research on Gender and Economic Life
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsFigart, Deborah M., and Warnecke, Tonia L.
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
CityNorthampton, MA
Keywordscivil society, discrimination, gender, informal work, migration, poverty

In the aftermath of global economic downturn, it has never been more important to understand how gender relates to economic life and well-being. This interdisciplinary collection of original research details key areas of intersection, provides a comprehensive overview of the current state of research and proposes avenues for further investigation. The Handbook illuminates complex facets of the economic and social provisioning process across the globe. The contributors – academics, policy analysts and practitioners from wide-ranging areas of expertise – discuss the methodological approaches to, and analytical tools for, conducting research on the gender dimension of economic life. They also provide analyses of major issues facing both developed and developing countries. Topics explored include civil society, discrimination, informal work, working time, central bank policy, health, education, food security, poverty, migration, environmental activism and the financial crisis. Economists, sociologists and political scientists will find this book to be an invaluable research tool, as will academics, researchers and students with an interest in economics – particularly feminist economics – gender studies and global studies.