[OPE-L] Feminist Economics, Special Issue on Inequality, Development, and Growth

From: Jerry Levy (Gerald_A_Levy@MSN.COM)
Date: Sun Sep 10 2006 - 18:47:02 EDT


A Special Issue on Inequality, Development, and Growth

Guest Editors GŁnseli Berik, Yana van der Meulen Rodgers, and Stephanie
Seguino

Feminist Economics invites submissions of papers for a special issue
"Inequality, Development, and Growth." We encourage scholars in all
disciplines to consider submitting abstracts for papers by October 1, 2006.
If the abstract is accepted, the completed manuscript is due April 15, 2007.

Along with increasing global economic integration and market liberalization
over the last few decades, inter-group inequality has expanded both within
and between countries. In a number of developing countries, persistent wage
gaps have accompanied rapid growth. In industrial countries, on the other
hand, improvement in gender wage gaps is associated with rising class, race,
and ethnic inequalities. Although nation-states have attempted to avert
rising inequality through a variety of policies (e.g. labor market, social,
monetary, fiscal, and industrial policies), market liberalization has
impaired the success of these policies in reducing inequality. Feminist
literature has established that macroeconomic policies have gendered
effects; however, further evidence is necessary to understand the
connections between inter-group inequalities related to gender, class, and
ethnicity and macroeconomic outcomes, including employment, ! output,
growth, and development. The integration of gender into macroeconomic theory
and efforts to develop more gender equitable macroeconomic policy
recommendations will require more detailed attention to these critical
issues.

This special issue will provide a forum for analyzing inequality,
redistribution, and growth in developing, industrial, and transitioning
countries. Both theoretical and empirical contributions are encouraged, as
well as discussions of the policy implications of the research findings.
Besides statistical analysis, the guest editors encourage a diverse range of
research methods and analyses.
Possible paper topics include:
The effects of globalization on gender inequality and its linkages to
inequalities by class and ethnicity
Mechanisms and state policies that increase inequality (e.g. fiscal
conservatism, generation of oversupply of labor, erosion of labor market
regulations)
Effects of gender inequality (well-being, income) on macroeconomic outcomes
Effects of macroeconomic policy on unpaid labor
Central banks, monetary policy, and gender
Gender inequality and social exclusion
Measurement of inequality in well-being (e.g. health, education)
Functionings, capabilities, and the quality of life
Redistributive policies, development, and growth
Equal employment opportunity policies, family friendly policies, social
safety nets, and macroeconomic policies
Social insurance and gender inequality
Local and global responses to inequality

Please direct queries and abstracts (500 words maximum) to Guest Editors
GŁnseli Berik, Yana van der Meulen Rodgers , and Stephanie Seguino .

Final papers (after approval of abstracts) should be submitted to Feminist
Economics through the submissions website mc.manuscriptcentral.com/rfec.
Questions about these procedures may be sent to feministeconomics@rice.edu,
+1 713.348-4083 (phone) or +1 713.348.5495 (fax).


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