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The Elgar Companion To Feminist Economics

Edited by Janice Peterson, Department of Economics, California State University, Fresno, US and Margaret Lewis, Professor of Economics, College of Saint Benedict, US
The Elgar Companion to Feminist Economics is the first comprehensive reference work introducing readers to the field of feminist economics. It includes 99 entries by 88 authors.

This authoritative volume includes timely entries addressing key concepts in feminist economics as well as feminist economic critiques and reconstructions of major economic theories and policy debates.
Awarded the Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2001
Extent: 832 pp
Hardback Price: £202.00 Online: £181.80
Publication Date: 1999
ISBN: 978 1 85898 453 7
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Publication Date: 2001
ISBN: 978 1 84064 783 9
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  • Economics and Finance
  • Radical and Feminist Economics
The Elgar Companion to Feminist Economics is the first comprehensive reference work introducing readers to the field of feminist economics. It includes 99 entries by 88 authors.

This authoritative volume includes timely entries addressing key concepts in feminist economics as well as feminist economic critiques and reconstructions of major economic theories and policy debates. The material is presented in an accessible manner and will be of interest to scholars and teachers from across the social sciences.

The Elgar Companion to Feminist Economics will become an indispensable resource for scholars and teachers interested in exploring this emerging and evolving field of inquiry.
‘The Elgar Companion to Feminist Economics provides an overview of feminist economic concepts on which is is difficult to find information in a succinct format. The minimal use of technical language makes the book accessible to a broad audience of individuals from a variety of disciplines. This book can be considered a mini-encyclopedia on feminist economics that individuals can use as their first step into topics of interest. . . Peterson and Lewis should be applauded on their addition to this ever-advancing school of economic thought.’
– Jennifer VanGilder, Eastern Economic Journal

‘Janice Peterson and Margaret Lewis are to be commended for the fine job they’ve done producing this invaluable resource. The volume’s nearly 100 entries are uniformly well written, tightly focused, and, of equal importance, each contains a fine bibliography, which will be of use to those familiar with the topic and those just getting introduced. Moreover, the list of 88 contributors to the Companion reads like a “Who's Who" of feminist economics, and this reviewer rues the day she decided not to write an entry. . . . the volume will be useful across the entire undergraduate and graduate curriculum, since the entries and bibliographic sources collected here are unavailable elsewhere. . . . I cannot imagine anyone setting out to write an essay engaging a topic on which feminist economists have written without referring to the relevant entries in this encyclopedia. Peterson and Lewis have performed a valuable service by compiling an
encyclopedia that conveys the depth and breadth of feminist interventions in the economics discipline. . . this volume is truly a goddess send.’
– Susan F. Feiner, Feminist Economics

‘Feminist economics offers a new perspective, considering the impact of economics on human lives, particularly women and their children. The whole spectrum of economic thought is covered, including economic concepts, schools of economic thought, traditional economic fields, policy issues and feminist economics professional organizations. This book covers many topics of particular interest to feminist economists that are often not covered in traditional economics works. . . Highly recommended for libraries and researchers in feminist economics, upper-division undergraduate and up.’
– E.P. Hoffman, Choice
Contributors: A.L. Aerni, R. Albelda, D.M. Anderson, I. Aslaksen, R.-M. Avin, L. Badgett, I. Bakker, R. Balakrishnan, D.K. Barker, R.L. Bartlett, A.H. Beller, L. Benería, S. Berger, S. Bergeron, G. Berik, A. Bernasek, D. Brown, I. Bruegel, B.S. Burnell, M.K. Chamberlain, M.S. Coleman, P. Connelly, R. Cornwall, C.D. Deere, L. Duggan, D. Elson, M.A. Ferber, D.M. Figart, M.S. Floro, T. Ghilarducci, P. Graham, U. Grapard, S. Grossbard-Shechtman, C.H. Hammond, H. Hartmann, S. Headlee, S.W. Helburn, M.T. Hill, S. Himmelweit, B. Hopkins, S. Horrell, P. Hyman, J.P. Jacobsen, A. Jennings, E. Katz, M.C. King, D.E. Kiss, J. Lapidus, L. Laurence, M. Lewis, L.E. Lucas, M. MacDonald, L.M. Manning, J. Matthaei, A. Mayhew, E. McCrate, K. McGoldrick, J.R. McKinney, M. Meurs, E. Mutari, J.A. Nelson, P.J. Nickless, J.C. Olmsted, J. Peterson, M. Power, J.L. Pyle, J.M. Rives, L. Robertson, J.A. Seiz, J. Shackelford, R. Sharp, L.B. Shaw, K. Sosin, D. Strassmann, G. Summerfield, M. Swaminathan, J.M. Tanski, S.K. Taylor, C. Tilly, J. Waldfogel, W. Waller, B. Walters, B. Woody, F. Woolley, B. Wyss, M. Young, E. Zein-Elabdin, L. Zepeda