Women, Family, and Work: Writings on the Economics of Gender

Women, Family, and Work: Writings on the Economics of Gender

Editor(s): Karine S. Moe

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

Print ISBN: 9780631225768

Online ISBN: 9780470755648

DOI: 10.1002/9780470755648

About this Book

Women, Family, and Work is a collection of original essays on a wide variety of topics related to the economics of gender and the family. Written by leading thinkers in the field, the essays apply traditional economic theory to unconventional topics, while also developing neoclassical economic thought to provide a better model of economic interactions.


  • 12 newly-commissioned essays on the economics of labor, gender, and family life.
  • Juxtaposes various viewpoints, allowing readers to weigh the benefits and drawbacks of each model.
  • Applies traditional economic theory to unconventional topics, while also revisioning neoclassical economic thought.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Setting the Stage

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  2. Part II: The Economics of Marriage

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  3. Part III: The Division of Work in the Household

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  4. Part IV: The Economics of Childbearing and Childcaring

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  5. Part V: The Gender Gap in Earnings

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