Women’s Work in the World Economy

  • Nancy Folbre
  • Barbara Bergmann
  • Bina Agarwal
  • Maria Floro

Part of the International Economic Association Series book series (IEA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxx
  2. Gender and Development

  3. Developed Countries: Gains and Losses

  4. Part-Time Market Work: Causes and Consequences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Marie-Gabrielle David, Christophe Starzec
      Pages 180-194
    3. John F. Ermisch, Robert E. Wright
      Pages 195-212
  5. Education and Family Policy

About this book


Examines the role of women and men in the economy of the future. The diverse chapters share a common concern for the effect of public policies on women's work both in the market place and in the home. Empirical studies offer models for further research in the field of women in the economy.


employment feminism labor market part-time employment poverty

Editors and affiliations

  • Nancy Folbre
    • 1
  • Barbara Bergmann
    • 2
  • Bina Agarwal
    • 3
  • Maria Floro
    • 2
  1. 1.Bunting Institute, RadcliffeHarvard UniversityBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsAmerican UniversityUSA
  3. 3.Department of EconomicsUniversity of MassachusettsAmherstUSA

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