Male Is a Gender, Too: A Review of Why Gender Matters in Economics by Mukesh Eswaran
Journal of Economic Literature
no. 4, December 2016
Mukesh 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.
Nelson, Julie A.
"Male Is a Gender, Too: A Review of Why Gender Matters in Economics by Mukesh Eswaran."
Journal of Economic Literature,
Role of Economics; Role of Economists; Market for Economists
Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis
Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination