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Gender

  • Francine D. Blau
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Abstract

The term gender has traditionally referred, as has sex, to the biological differences between men and women. More recently a movement has arisen both in social science writings and in public discourse to expand this definition to encompass also the distinctions which society has erected on this biological base, and further to use the word gender in preference to sex to refer to this broader definition. In this essay, we describe the relationship of this expanded concept of gender to economic theory.

Keywords

Human Capital Labour Supply Labour Force Participation Household Production Statistical Discrimination 
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  • Francine D. Blau

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