Male Is a Gender, Too: A Review of Why Gender Matters in Economics by Mukesh Eswaran
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AbstractMukesh Eswaran's Why Gender Matters in Economics presents a generally well-researched review of the literature on women and economics, and admirably attempts take a global perspective. Eswaran's analysis is compromised, however, by an unreflective use of perspectives and methods that themselves, when seen in a broader perspective, reflect gendered biases. With particular reference to Eswaran's discussions of gender differences in preferences, the preferential treatment of groups, and work/family issues, this essay outlines how these biases arise, and how economic analysis must change if it is to become more rigorous.
CitationNelson, Julie A. 2016. "Male Is a Gender, Too: A Review of Why Gender Matters in Economics by Mukesh Eswaran." Journal of Economic Literature, 54 (4): 1362-76. DOI: 10.1257/jel.20151398
- A11 Role of Economics; Role of Economists; Market for Economists
- B54 Feminist Economics
- D12 Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis
- J16 Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination