© 1992

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

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Women’s Work in the World Economy
  • Editors Nancy Folbre
    Barbara Bergmann
    Bina Agarwal
    Maria Floro
  • Series Title International Economic Association Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1992
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Economics & Finance Collection Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-59294-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-13188-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXX, 264
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Labor Economics
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