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Unformatted text preview: Women Working in the Global Economy: A Feminist Perspective Professor Yana Rodgers Womens and Gender Studies Department Class 1: Introduction and Course Overview Organization 1. Summary points from Barker and Feiner ch.1 Emergence of feminist economics as a field Issues addressed by feminist economists Importance of a feminist perspective 2. Patterns in womens work around the world Emergence of Feminist Economics as a Field 1. Economics one of the last social sciences to see emergence of a professional feminist community Early 1990s: formation of International Association for Feminist Economics ( http://www.iaffe.org ) 1995: first issue of the journal Feminist Economics (lead article by Nancy Folbre, one of our textbook authors) Wanted an intellectual community to (1) view economic theories, institutions, and policies through the lens of gender, and (2) question and transform the field of economics Economists for centuries have ignored that much of what happens in markets relies on the vast amounts of unpaid labor that takes place in...
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