This reader is designed for use as a primary or supplementary text for courses on women's role in the economy. Both interdisciplinary and heterodox in its approach, it showcases feminist economic analyses that utilize insights from institutionalism as well as neoclassical economics. Including both classic and newer selections from a broad range of areas, each section includes an introduction with background material, as well as discussion questions, exercises, and lists of key terms an further readings.
List of Tables and Figures; Preface; Section 1. Methodologies for Studying Women and the Economy; Introduction; 1. Rethinking Economics Through a Feminist Lens Myra H. Strober; 2. Revisiting Class: Thinking from Gender, Race, and Organizations Joan Acker; 3. Feminist Economics: From Theory to Research Martha MacDonald; Key Terms; Discussion Questions; Exercise; Further Reading; Section 2. The Rise and Fall of Separate Spheres; Introduction; 4. Breadwinners and Other Workers: Gender and Race-Ethnicity in the Evolution of the Labor Force Deborah M. Figart, Ellen Mutari, and Marilyn Power; 5. Industrialization, Female Labor Force Participation, and the Modern Division of Labor b Sex William Rau and Robert Wazienski; 6. Men and Monotony: Fraternalism as a Managerial Strategy at the Ford Motor Company Wayne A. Lewchuk; 7. Exploring the Present Through the Past: Career and Family Across the Last Century Claudia Goldin; 8. Marriage, Children, and Womens Employment: What Do We Know? Philip N. Cohen and Suzanne M. Bianchi; Key Terms; Discussion Questions; Exercises; Further Reading; Section 3. Households and Social Reproduction; Introduction; 9. The Economic Risks of Being a Housewife Barbara R. Bergmann; 10. For Love or Money-Or Both? Nancy Folbre and Julie A. Nelson; 11. Student Attitudes Toward Roles of Women and Men: Is the Egalitarian Household Imminent? Marianne A. Ferber and Lauren Young; 12. The Household as a Focus for Research Jane Wheelock and Elizabeth Oughton; Key Terms; Discussion Questions; Exercises