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The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is the economic conditions of women.


Six Superlative Sources

· Blau, Francine D., Marianne A. Ferber, and Anne E. Winkler (1997). The Economics of Women, Men, and Work, Third Edition. Prentice Hall.

· Goldin, Claudia D. (1990). Understanding the Gender Gap: An Economic History of American Women. Oxford University.

· Jacobsen, Joyce P. (1998). The Economics of Gender, Second Edition. Blackwell.

· Institute for Women's Policy Research.

· United Nations. Women's Indicators and Statistics Database (Wistat). CD-ROM.

· United Nations Development Programme. Annual. Human Development Report. Oxford University.

Other Excellent Sources

· Aaron, Henry J., and Cameran M. Lougy (1986). The Comparable Worth Controversy. Brookings.

· Abramovitz, Mimi (1996). Regulating the Lives of Women: Social Welfare Policy from Colonial Times to the Present, Revised Edition. South End.

· Albelda, Randy, Robert Drago, and Steven Shulman (1997). Unlevel Playing Fields: Understanding Wage Inequality and Discrimination. McGraw-Hill.

· Aldrich, Mark, and Robert Buchele (1986). The Economics of Comparable Worth. Ballinger.

· Amott, Teresa, and Julie A. Matthaei (1996). Race, Gender, and Work: A Multi-cultural History of Women in the United States, Revised Edition. South End.

· Anker, Richard, and Catherine Hein (eds.) (1986). Sex Inequalities in Urban Employment in the Third World. St. Martin's Press.

· Ashenfelter, Orley, and Richard Layard (eds.) (1986). Handbook of Labor Economics, Volume I. North-Holland.

· Aslanbeigui, Nahid, Steven Pressman and Gale Summerfield (eds.) (1994). Women in the Age of Economic Transformation: Gender Impact of Reforms in Post-Socialist and Developing Countries. Routledge.

· Bane, Mary Jo and David T. Ellwood (1994). Welfare Realities: From Rhetoric to Reform. Harvard University.

· Beasley, Chris (1994). Sexual Economyths: Conceiving a Feminist Economics. St. Martin's.

· Becker, Gary S. (1971). The Economics of Discrimination, Revised Edition. University of Chicago Press.

· Becker, Gary S. (1991). A Treatise on the Family, Enlarged Edition. Harvard University.

· Benería, Lourdes, and Shelley Feldman (1992). Unequal Burden: Economic Crises, Persistent Poverty, and Women's Work. Westview.

· Bergmann, Barbara R. (1986). The Economic Emergence of Women. Basic Books.

· Bergmann, Barbara R. (1996). In Defense of Affirmative Action. Basic Books.

· Bianchi, Suzanne, and Daphne Spain (1996). "Women, Work, and Family in America," Population Bulletin 51, No. 3 (December).

· Bianchi, Suzanne, and Daphne Spain (1996). Balancing Act: Motherhood, Marriage, and Employment among American Women. Russell Sage Foundation.

· Birdsall, Nancy, and Richard Sabot (eds.) (1991). Unfair Advantage: Labor Market Discrimination in Developing Countries. World Bank.

· Blank, Rebecca M. (1997). It Takes a Nation: A New Agenda for Fighting Poverty. Princeton University.

· Blau, David M. (ed.) (1991). The Economics of Child Care. Russell Sage.

· Blau, Francine D. (1984). "Discrimination against Women: Theory and Evidence," Labor Economics: Modern Views, William Darity Jr. (ed.). Kluwer-Nijhoff: 53-89.

· Blau, Francine D. (1998). "Trends in the Well-Being of American Women, 1970-1995," Journal of Economic Literature.

· Blaxall, Martha, and Barbara B. Reagan (eds.) (1976). Women and the Workplace: The Implications of Occupational Segregation. University of Chicago.

· Booth, Alan (ed.) (1992). Child Care in the 1990s: Trends and Consequences. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

· Bose, Christine E. (1985). Jobs and Gender: A Study of Occupational Prestige. Praeger.

· Brown, Clair, and Joseph A. Pechman (eds.) (1987). Gender in the Workplace. Brookings.

· Browning, Martin (1992). "Children and Household Economic Behavior," Journal of Economic Literature 30, No. 3 (September): 1434-1475.

· Bryant, W. Keith (1990). The Economic Organization of the Household. Cambridge University.

· Brydon, Lynne, and Sylvia Chant (1989). Women in the Third World: Gender Issues in Rural and Urban Areas. Rutgers University.

· Bullwinkle, Davis A. (1989). African Women: A General Bibliography, 1976-1985. Women of Eastern and Southern Africa: A Bibliography, 1976-1985. Women of Northern, Western, and Central Africa: A Bibliography, 1976-1985. Greenwood Press.

· Bureau of National Affairs (1991). Work and Family: The Complete Resource Guide. Bureau of National Affairs.

· Cain, Glen G. (1986). "The Economic Analysis of Labor Market Discrimination: A Survey," Handbook of Labor Economics, 2, Orley Ashenfelter and Richard Layard (eds.). North-Holland, 693-785.

· Cherry, Robert D. (1989). Discrimination: Its Economic Impact on Blacks, Women, and Jews. Lexington Books.

· Cigno, Alessandro (1991). Economics of the Family. Clarendon.

· Cottingham, Phoebe H., and David T. Ellwood (eds.) (1989). Welfare Policy for the 1990s. Harvard University.

· Danziger, Sheldon H., and Daniel H. Weinberg (eds.) (1986). Fighting Poverty: What Works and What Doesn't. Harvard University.

· Dasgupta, Partha S. (1995). "Population, Poverty and the Local Environment," Scientific American (February): 40-45.

· Dornbusch, Sanford M., and Myra H. Strober (eds.) (1988). Feminism, Children, and the New Families. Guilford.

· Duley, Margot I., and Mary I. Edwards (eds.) (1986). The Cross-Cultural Study of Women: A Comprehensive Guide. Feminist Press, City University of New York.

· DuRivage, V.L. (ed.) (1992). New Policies for the Part-Time and Contingent Workforce. M.E. Sharpe.

· Dwyer, Daisy, and Judith Bruce (eds.) (1988). A Home Divided: Women and Income in the Third World. Stanford University.

· Ellwood, David T. (1988). Poor Support: Poverty in the American Family. Basic Books.

· Elson, Diane (ed.) (1991). Male Bias in the Development Process. Manchester University.

· England, Paula (1992). Comparable Worth: Theories and Evidence. Aldine de Gruyter.

· England, Paula, and George Farkas (1986). Households, Employment, and Gender. Aldine.

· Farley, Jennie (ed.) (1985). Women Workers in Fifteen Countries. Industrial and Labor Relations Press.

· Federal Glass Ceiling Commission (1995). Good for Business: Making Full Use of the Nation's Human Capital: The Environmental Scan. U.S. Government Printing Office.

· Feminist Economics (1995). Vol. 1, No. 2 (Summer). Contains an Explorations section: "The Welfare Reform Debate You Wish Would Happen."

· Feminist Economics (1996). Vol. 2, No. 3 (Fall). Special issue in honor of Margaret Reid.

· Ferber, Marianne A. (1987). Women and Work, Paid and Unpaid: A Selected, Annotated Bibliography. Garland.

· Ferber, Marianne A., and Julie A. Nelson (eds.) (1993). Beyond Economic Man: Feminist Theory and Economics. University of Chicago.

· Fine, Ben (1992). Women's Employment and the Capitalist Family: Towards a Political Economy of Gender and Labour Markets. Routledge.

· Folbre, Nancy (1986). "New Perspectives on Households and Economic Development," Journal of Development Economics 22, No. 1 (June): 5-40.

· Folbre, Nancy (1994). Who Pays for the Kids? Gender and the Structures of Constraint. Routledge.

· Folbre, Nancy, Barbara Bergmann, Bina Agarwal, and Maria Floro (eds.) (1992). Women's Work in the World Economy, Vol. 4 in Issues in Contemporary Economics. New York University.

· Fuchs, Victor R. (1988). Women's Quest for Economic Equality. Harvard University.

· Funk, Nanette, and Magda Mueller (eds.) (1993). Gender Politics and Post-Communism: Reflections from Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union. Routledge.

· The Future of Children.

· Garfinkel, Irwin, and Sara S. McLanahan (1986). Single Mothers and Their Children: A New American Dilemma. Urban Institute.

· Gelpi, Barbara, Nancy C.M. Hartsock, Clare C. Novak, and Myra H. Strober (eds.) (1985). Women and Poverty. University of Chicago.

· Grossbard-Shechtman, Shoshana (1993). On the Economics of Marriage: A Theory of Marriage, Labor, and Divorce. Westview.

· Gueron, Judith M., and Edward Pauly (1991). From Welfare to Work. Russell Sage.

· Gunderson, Morley (1994). Comparable Worth and Gender Discrimination: An International Perspective. International Labour Office.

· Harlan, Sharon, and Ronnie Steinberg (1989). Job Training for Women: The Promise and Limits of Public Policies. Temple University.

· Hart, Gillian (1995). "Gender and Household Dynamics: Recent Theories and Their Implications," M.G. Quibria (ed.), Critical Issues in Asian Development: Theories, Experiences, and Policies. Oxford University, 39-74.

· Hartmann, Heidi I. (ed.) (1985). Comparable Worth: New Directions for Research. National Research Council.

· Hayes, Cheryl D., John L. Palmer, and Martha J. Zaslow (eds.) (1990). Who Cares for America's Children? Child Care Policy for the 1990s. National Academy Press.

· Hill, M. Anne, and Mark R. Killingsworth (eds.) (1989). Comparable Worth: Analyses and Evidence. ILR.

· History of Political Economy (1993). Vol. 25, No. 1 (Spring). Contains a Minisymposium: "Feminist Theory and the History of Economic Thought."

· Huls, Mary Ellen (1993). United States Government Documents on Women, 1800-1990. Greenwood Press.

· Jacobs, Jerry A. (1989). Revolving Doors: Sex Segregation and Women's Careers. Stanford University.

· Jenson, Jane, Elizabeth Hagen, and Ceallaigh Reddy (eds.) (1988). Feminization of the Labor Force. Oxford University.

· Joekes, Susan (1987). Women in the World Economy. Oxford University.

· Journal of Family and Economic Issues (1996). Vol. 17, Nos. 3 and 4 (Winter). Special issue on household time use.

· Journal of Human Resources (1992). Vol. 27, No. 1 (Winter). Special issue on child care.

· Journal of Human Resources (1994). Vol. 29, No. 2 (Spring). Special issue on "Women's Work, Wages, and Well-Being."

· Kahne, Hilda, and Janet Z. Giele (1992). Women's Work and Women's Lives: The Continuing Struggle Worldwide. Westview.

· Kalleberg, Arne L., Edith Rasell, Ken Hudson, David Webster, Barbara Reskin, Naomi Cassirer, and Eileen Appelbaum (1997). Nonstandard Work, Substandard Jobs: Flexible Work Arrangements in the U.S. Economic Policy Institute.

· Keeley, Michael C. (1981). Labor Supply and Public Policy: A Critical Review. Academic Press.

· Killingsworth, Mark R. (1990). The Economics of Comparable Worth. W.E. Upjohn.

· Kuiper, Edith, and Jolande Sap (eds.) (1995). Out of the Margin: Feminist Perspectives on Economics. Routledge.

· Leacock, Eleanor, Helen I. Safa, and Contributors (1986). Women's Work: Development and the Division of Labor by Gender. Bergin and Garvey.

· Lundberg, Shelly, and Robert A. Pollak (1996). "Bargaining and Distribution in Marriage," Journal of Economic Perspectives 10, No. 4 (Fall): 139-158.

· Matthaei, Julie A. (1982). An Economic History of Women in America: Women's Work, the Sexual Division of Labor, and the Development of Capitalism. Schocken.

· Michael, Robert T., Heidi I. Hartmann, and Brigid O'Farrell (eds.) (1989). Pay Equity: Empirical Inquiries. National Academy.

· Moffitt, Robert (1992). "Incentive Effects of the U.S. Welfare System: A Review," Journal of Economic Literature 30, No. 1 (March): 1-61.

· Moghadam, Valentine M. (ed.) (1993). Democratic Reform and the Position of Women in Transitional Economies. Clarendon.

· Momsen, Janet Henshall (1991). Women and Development in the Third World. Routledge.

· Momsen, Janet Henshall, and Janet G. Townsend (eds.) (1987). Geography of Gender in the Third World. State University of New York.

· Nelson, Julie A. (1995). "Feminism and Economics," Journal of Economic Perspectives 9, No. 2 (Spring): 131-148.

· Nelson, Julie A. (1996). Feminism, Objectivity and Economics. Routledge.

· O'Kelly, Charlotte G., and Larry S. Carney (1986). Women and Men in Society: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Gender Stratification, Second Edition. Wadsworth.

· Paul, Ellen Frankel (1989). Equity and Gender: The Comparable Worth Debate. Transaction Publishers.

· Peterson, Janice, and Doug Brown (eds.) (1994). The Economic Status of Women under Capitalism: Institutional Economics and Feminist Theory. Edward Elgar.

· Polachek, Solomon W., and W. Stanley Siebert (1993). The Economics of Earnings. Cambridge University.

· Pollak, Robert A. (1985). "A Transaction Cost Approach to Families and Households," Journal of Economic Literature 23, No. 2 (June): 581-608.

· Psacharopoulos, George, and Zafiris Tzannatos (1992). Women's Employment and Pay in Latin America: Overview and Methodology. World Bank.

· Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance (1997). Vol. 37, No. 2 (Summer). Contains a Focus section: "Before the Welfare States: Learning from Early Experiments with Public Relief in the Nineteenth Century."

· Quibria, M.G. (ed.) (1995). Critical Issues in Asian Development: Theories, Experiences, and Policies. Oxford University.

· Reskin, Barbara F. (ed.) (1984). Sex Segregation in the Workplace: Trends, Explanations, Remedies. National Research Council.

· Reskin, Barbara F., and Heidi I. Hartmann (eds.) (1986). Women's Work, Men's Work: Sex Segregation on the Job. National Research Council.

· Reskin, Barbara F., and Patricia A. Roos (1990). Job Queues, Gender Queues: Explaining Women's Inroads into Male Occupations. Temple University.

· Review of Radical Political Economy (1991). Vol. 23, Nos. 3 and 4 (Fall and Winter). Issue on "Women in the International Economy."

· Rhoads, Steven E. (1993). Incomparable Worth: Pay Equity Meets the Market. Cambridge University.

· Rives, Janet M., and Mahmood Yousefi (eds.) (1997). Economic Dimensions of Gender Inequality: A Global Perspective. Praeger.

· Roback, Jennifer (1986). A Matter of Choice: A Critique of Comparable Worth by a Skeptical Feminist. 20th Century Fund.

· Rodgers, Harrell R., Jr. (1996). Poor Women, Poor Families: The Economic Plight of America's Female-Headed Households, Third Edition. M.E. Sharpe.

· Roos, Patricia A. (1985). Gender and Work: A Comparative Analysis of Industrial Societies. State University of New York.

· Rose, Nancy E. (1995). Workfare or Fair Work: Women, Welfare, and Government Work Programs. Rutgers University.

· Schram, Sanford F. (1995). Words of Welfare: The Poverty of Social Science and the Social Science of Poverty. University of Minnesota.

· Schultz, T. Paul (ed.) (1995). Investment in Women's Human Capital. University of Chicago.

· Scott, Alison MacEwen (ed.) (1994). Gender Segregation and Social Change: Men and Women in Changing Labour Markets. Oxford University.

· Seavey, Dorothy K. (1996). Back to Basics: Women's Poverty and Welfare Reform. Wellesley College Center for Research on Women.

· Sloane, Peter J. (1985). "Discrimination in the Labour Market," Labour Economics, Derek Carline et al. (eds.). Longman: 78-158.

· Sorensen, Elaine (1994). Comparable Worth: Is It a Worthy Policy? Princeton University.

· Stichter, Sharon, and Jane L. Parpart (eds.) (1990). Women, Employment and the Family in the International Division of Labour. Macmillan.

· Tinker, Irene (ed.) (1990). Persistent Inequalities: Women and World Development. Oxford University.

· Tomaskovic-Devey, Donald (1993). Gender and Racial Inequality at Work: The Sources and Consequences of Job Segregation. ILR.

· Townsend, Janet (1988). Women in Developing Countries: A Selected, Annotated Bibliography for Development Organizations. Institute of Development Studies.

· UNESCO (1983). Bibliographic Guide to Studies on the Status of Women: Development and Population Trends. Eastern Press.

· United Nations (1995). The World's Women 1995: Trends and Statistics.

· United Nations (1995). Women and Men in Europe and North America 1995. Joint publication of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe with Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Communities.

· United Nations. Women's Indicators and Statistics Database (Wistat). CD-Rom.

· United Nations Development Programme. Annual. Human Development Report. Oxford University.

· Urban Institute.

· Ward, Kathryn (ed.) (1990). Women Workers and Global Restructuring. ILR.

· Weitzman, Lenore, J., and Mavis Maclean (eds.) (1992). Economic Consequences of Divorce: The International Perspective. Oxford University.

· Wilborn, Steven L. (1986). A Comparable Worth Primer. Lexington Books.

· Wilborn, Steven L. (1989). A Secretary and a Cook: Challenging Women's Wages in the Courts of the United States and Great Britain. ILR.

· Wilborn, Steven L. (ed.) (1991). "Women's Wages: Stability and Change in Six Industrialized Countries," special issue of International Review of Comparative Public Policy, Vol. 3. JAI.

· Wilkinson, Carroll Wetzel (1991). Women Working in Nontraditional Fields: References and Resources 1963-1988. G.K. Hall and Co.

· Williams, Christine (1989). Gender Differences at Work: Women and Men in Nontraditional Occupations. University of California.

· Willis, Robert J. (1987). "What Have We Learned from the Economics of the Family?" American Economic Review 77, No. 2 (May): 68-81.

· Wilson, William Julius (1996). When Work Disappears: The World of the New Urban Poor. Alfred A. Knopf.

· World Bank. Annual. Social Indicators of Development. Johns Hopkins.

· World Bank. Annual. World Development Report. Oxford University.

· World Bank. World Development Indicators. Oxford University. CD-Rom and printed versions.

· World Development (1995). Vol. 23, No. 11 (November). Special issue on gender, adjustment, and macroeconomics.

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