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Women and the Economy: Family, Work and Pay Paperback – 1 December 2015

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'This is my favorite textbook. The topic coverage is great and the material is presented in an interesting, accessible manner. I especially like all of the references to current research and the discussion of causality/research design. The book is appropriate for both economics major and non-economics majors.' Mindy Marks, University of California Riverside, US 'This text covers all of the key topics in family economics and economics of gender. Rich contextual information is combined with clear expositions of formal analysis and the underlying economic intuition in an engaging, even entertaining, format that is well-suited for upper-division undergraduate students. Discussions of a diverse set of interesting research findings from the academic literature are woven throughout the text.' Terra McKinnish, University of Colorado Boulder, US 'I think that students will find this textbook to be truly fascinating. It is full of thought provoking, state-of-the-art economic analyses of such issues as cohabitation, marriage, divorce, fertility, and child care - topics that few people associate with the discipline of economics. In teaching students how to think like an economist in these realms of life, the book will greatly expand their understanding of just how powerful the tools of economics are.' Evelyn Lehrer, University of Illinois at Chicago, US 'A brilliantly crafted book that sets the gold standard for woman-centric economic analysis of women, marriage, fertility, and the labor market. It presents solid analyses of the economic lives of women including the opportunities that favor them, the barriers that hold them back, and modern forms of discrimination that they face as they continue to make great strides in the economy. Both in-depth and comprehensive, this book has it all - lucidly written economic theory, economic-historical background, the latest empirical facts, and timely policy analysis.' Sanjukta Chaudhuri, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, US 'This book gives a well-rounded overview of topics in family economics. It includes much more than other books which often focus exclusively on women's role in the labor market. Rather, Averett and Hoffmann also analyze fertility decisions, discuss family policy, and include a chapter on women in developing countries.' Michele Tertilt, Mannheim University, Germany

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Women and the Economy presents a comprehensive economic analysis of women's issues and the economic factors that have changed their lives – from marriage and fertility to work and pay.

This engaging textbook examines topics such as gender wage differentials, changes in marriage markets and fertility, and the rise of women's labor force activity. It also includes coverage of a wide range of policy issues, from taxes to family policy to microlending.

This third edition of Women and the Economy has been fully revised and updated and, among other things:
• makes economic theory accessible to students
• incorporates cutting-edge contemporary empirical research
• uses data and policy examples from the USA and European countries throughout
• includes two chapters that focus specifically on women in developing economies

An invaluable book for undergraduate and postgraduate students of economics, development, and women's studies.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Palgrave Macmillan; New edition (1 December 2015)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 424 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1137477032
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1137477033
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 795 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 18.8 x 2.29 x 24.38 cm
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