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Contemporary Global Perspectives on Gender Economics

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The rise of women in the workforce has led to many campaigns for wage equality and the impartial treatment of both sexes as they pursue careers previously designated as either a man’s or a woman’s job. The impact of these campaigns has been felt, but a sense of gender stereotyping still affects not only the social and cultural well-being of the modern organization, but the drive for innovation and economic success as well. Contemporary Global Perspectives on Gender Economics challenges current economic theory, targeting the way gender is often used for economic gain or increased market share. Experts realize that company growth can no longer be achieved by taking a conventional approach, but few follow through with introducing new frameworks that change the way diversity is treated. By acknowledging that issues like childcare and the wage gap are not only a woman’s challenge, this book speaks to legislators and policymakers, economic developers, corporate practitioners, educational faculties, and students of all disciplines who are looking to change the way gender is viewed in the workforce. This essential reference source features chapters that combine the concepts of gender theory, sociology, and economics and cover topics including economic equality, gender bias, the history of gender economics, industrial creativity, and the impact of social connectedness on life satisfaction.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. List of Reviewers
    1. List of Reviewers
  6. Foreword
    1. GENDER ECONOMICS: A FOREWORD
  7. Preface
    1. THE CHALLENGES
    2. PROGRESS?
    3. THE GENDER GAP MATTERS
    4. LACK OF ACADEMIC RESEARCH ON GENDER ECONOMICS
    5. ORGANIZATION OF THE BOOK
    6. REFERENCES
  8. Acknowledgment
  9. Section 1: Gender Economics: An Introduction
    1. Chapter 1: Gender Economics
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CONTEMPORARY GENDER ECONOMICS
      5. POLICY
      6. INVESTMENT ON SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC TERMS
      7. HOW DO WE DO IT: THE DPRF™
      8. WHAT DOES ALL THIS MEAN TO BUSINESS? WHY SHOULD BUSINESS CARE ABOUT THE CONCEPTS OF GENDER ECONOMICS AND DIVERSITY ECONOMICS?
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      12. ENDNOTES
  10. Section 2: Policy: Gendered Policy Formation
    1. Chapter 2: A Note on the History of Gender Economics and Feminist Economics
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. GENDER, FEMINIST, FEMININE, AND AUSTRIAN ECONOMICS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 3: Impact of Microfinance on Female Empowerment
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. OVERVIEW OF FEMALE EMPOWERMENT MEASURES
      4. DATA
      5. EMPIRICAL DESIGN AND RESULTS
      6. RELATION TO LITERATURE
      7. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 4: Money of Her Own and the Politics of Women's Empowerment
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF PAPER
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Section 3: Investment
    1. Chapter 5: Systemic Gender Barriers in the Building and Construction Industry
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. PROFILE OF WOMEN IN EXECUTIVE, MANAGERIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE ROLES IN SMALL TO MEDIUM FAMILY BUSINESSES: CO-PRENEURS?
      6. OCCUPATIONAL SEGREGATION: HOW IS IT DAMAGING THE INDUSTRY?
      7. WOMEN’S PARTICIPATION IN AUSTRALIA’S BUILDING INDUSTRY: 'I FEEL LIKE I'M TALKING ABOUT THE 70S BUT IT'S STILL THERE'*
      8. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      10. CONCLUSION
      11. REFERENCES
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINTIONS
      13. ENDNOTE
    2. Chapter 6: Is M-PESA a Model for Financial Inclusion and Women Empowerment in Kenya?
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1.0 INTRODUCTION
      3. 2.0 BACKGROUND
      4. 3.0 FINANCIAL INCLUSION AND WOMEN EMPOWERMENT
      5. 4.0 SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. 5.0 FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTION
      7. 6.0 CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 7: Economic Empowerment of Women in Pakistan
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. DEFINITIONS AND MEANINGS OF THE TERMS
      6. APPROACHES TO WOMEN EMPOWERMENT
      7. WOMEN’S ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT IN PAKISTAN: A SITUATIONAL ANALYSIS
      8. WOMEN ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT IN PAKISTAN
      9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      10. CONCLUSION
      11. REFERENCES
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      13. ENDNOTES
    4. Chapter 8: The Case for Group Heterogeneity
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. GENDER DIVERSITY AND LEADERSHIP TEAMS
      4. DIVERSITY AND DECISIONS: BREAKING THE POOR DECISION CYCLE OF HOMOGENEOUS TEAMS
      5. DIVERSITY AND INNOVATION: INCREASING THE VALUE OF INNOVATION THROUGH HETEROGENOUS TEAMS
      6. POTENTIAL CHALLENGES WITH HETEROGENEOUS GROUPS
      7. RECOMMENDATIONS AND CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Section 4: Environment
    1. Chapter 9: New Kids on the Block
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE CHALLENGE OF RELIABLE DATA
      4. HARD AND SOFT DATA
      5. HUMAN TRAFFICKING, GENDER ECONOMICS, AND FEMINIST DISCOURSE
      6. GENDERED PATTERNS: EMERGING TRENDS
      7. GENDER: CUTS BOTH WAYS
      8. GENDER: FRAIL AND MALE
      9. TRAFFICKED WOMEN: MALE MIGRANTS
      10. DEGRADED GENDERED FUTURES
      11. GENDER IN ECONOMIC HISTORY
      12. GENDER ECONOMICS AND THE NEO-LIBERAL MARKET
      13. THE ECONOMICS OF SEX
      14. STATES AND THE MARKET PLACE OF SEX
      15. GLOBAL MANDATES FOR CHANGE
      16. REFERENCES
      17. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  13. Section 5: Innovation and Health
    1. Chapter 10: Social Connectedness and the Declining Life Satisfaction of Australian Females
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. DATA AND METHOD
      5. RESULTS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 11: Women in Transition
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. WOMEN AND INSTITUTIONAL CHANGES IN POLAND
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      10. ENDNOTES
    3. Chapter 12: Gender and Industrial Creativity in Poland
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. INDUSTRIAL KNOWLEDGE
      4. PATENT AS AN INDICATOR OF INDUSTRIAL CREATIVITY
      5. “GENDER” CATEGORY IN THE ANALYSIS OF ACHIEVEMENTS IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
      6. PATENT ACTIVITY OF WOMEN IN THE PERIOD OF ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION - FINDINGS OF EMPIRICAL STUDIES CONCERNING POLAND
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      10. ENDNOTES
    4. Chapter 13: Innovation, Innovativeness, and Gender
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. INNOVATION, INNOVATIVENESS: THE DRIVING FORCE OF DEVELOPMENT
      4. DUALISM OF INNOVATION: CREATIVITY VERSUS COMMERCE AS A SOURCE OF THE SEARCH FOR THE IMPORTANCE OF GENDER
      5. WHY INNOVATIVE GENDER
      6. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 14: The Diversification of the Creative Activity of Men and Women in Poland, Hungary, Ireland, and Norway
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. THE EVALUATION METHOD FOR THE DIVERSIFICATION OF THE PATENT ACTIVITY OF MEN AND WOMEN
      4. 3. THE DIVERSIFICATION OF THE CREATIVE ACTIVITY OF MEN AND WOMEN IN THE COUNTRIES UNDER ANALYSIS
      5. 4. THE DIVERSIFICATION OF THE ACCUMULATION OF THE CREATIVE ACTIVITY OF MEN AND WOMEN
      6. 5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. 6. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    6. Chapter 15: Time Allocation and the Life Cycle of Women and Men in Poland
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. GENDER TIME ALLOCATION: THE ANALYSIS
      5. GENDER AND AGE ANALYSIS OF TIME ALLOCATION BETWEEN PAID AND UNPAID WORK
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      11. ENDNOTES
      12. APPENDIX 1
      13. APPENDIX 2
      14. APPENDIX 3
  14. Compilation of References
  15. About the Contributors