Feminist economics posts

November, 2013 Monthly archive

Work–Family Balance Policy alla Turca

On October 30, 2013, in the opening ceremony of the National Economics Congress in İzmir, Turkey, Prime Minister Erdoğan announced economic policy targets for 2023, the 100th year of the Turkish Republic. Among them: the lofty goal of increasing GDP to US $2 trillion (from $786 million), thereby placing Turkey among the top-ten highest GDP countries […]

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IAFFE: A Home with a Garden

My life in North America began when I started writing my Ph.D. dissertation at McGill University on gender and development. McGill was the only university in Canada that admitted me – a woman from Iran, who wanted to write her thesis on Iranian women at the height of the Iran–Iraq war. However, it did not […]

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Demography in the News—Beware of Rogue Trends

In August 2013, Time Magazine ran the following cover story: “The Childfree Life:  When having it all means not having children” by Lauren Sandler.  Sandler begins the piece with three statistics about US fertility whose job it is to convince us that the author has uncovered something new and newsworthy: a trend towards childlessness in […]

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The Yellen Project

Tue. Sept. 3:  Heidi Hartmann contacts me to see if I want to run a petition drive with her; I agree to draft a letter for economists to sign supporting Janet Yellen for U.S. Federal Reserve Chair. Wed. Sept. 4:  Worry we are too far behind the curve to have much effect at this point […]

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Feminist economic critiques and Australia’s equal remuneration hearing

Do feminist economists have a key competitive advantage in the area of contributing to understanding the low wages associated with care work? If so, perhaps it lies in their understandings about the limitations of mainstream economics and understandings of different approaches to theory and research. An example of this capacity occurred in 2010–2012 in Australia […]

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Welcome to Feminist economics posts

Welcome to Feminist economics posts, the blog of the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE). Feminist economics posts brings a feminist-economics perspective to current intellectual and policy debates. Our diverse, international roster of contributors expands the reach of feminist economics beyond communities of scholars to policymakers and activists worldwide. The IAFFE blog provides a forum […]

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