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Hoffman and Averett introduce a broad range of topics in an accessible manner, applying basic economic analysis. Contemporary social, racial and economic issues are examined, using a unique mix of storytelling, empirical evidence and theory. Topics such as the labor market, the gender gap and fertility are discussed bringing in the history behind the issues as well as economic research, applications and policy.
Saul D. Hoffman is Professor of Economics at the University of Delaware, USA.
Susan Averett is Professor of Economics at Lafayette College, USA.
Table of Contents
1. Women and the Economy 2. Economics Tools and Thinking 3. Marriage and the Family: An Economic Approach 4. Marriage: Issues and Extensions 5. The Economics of Fertility 6. The Economics of Fertility: Applications and Extensions 7. Women at Work 8. Labor Force Participation: Applications and Extensions 9. Women's Earnings, Occupation, and Education: An Overview 10. The gender Gap in Earnings: Competing Explanations 11. The Gender Gap in Earnings: Methods and Evidence 12. Employment and Earnings Policies 13. Marriage and Fertility in Developing Countries 14. Women's Work and Earnings in Developing Countries Index