Engendering Economics

Engendering Economics

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By the 1950s the percentage of all economic doctorates awarded to women had dropped to a record low of less than five percent. By presenting interviews with the female economists who received PhD's between 1950 and 1975, this book provides a richer understanding of the sociology of the economics profession. Their post-war experiences as family members, students and professionals, illustrate the challenges that have been faced by women, including both white and African-American women, in a white male dominated profession. Engaging and insightful, the impressive scope of philosophical perspectives, career paths, research interests, feminist inclinations, and observations about the economics profession and women's place within it, will appeal to anyone interested in economics, sociology and gender studies.My teachers recommended the aquot;commercial coursesaquot; for the girls so we would qualify for the good secretarial jobs - jobs to ... I was awarded a scholarship that took me into the PhD program in economics at the University of Pennsylvania.

Title:Engendering Economics
Author:Zohreh Emami, Paulette I Olson
Publisher:Routledge - 2003-08-29


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