Description - Macro-Economics by Martha Gutierrez
Economic analysis grounded in a gender approach is beginning to enter mainstream economics. The discipline is recognizing that economic behaviour may be influenced by gender, and that gender discrimination is inherent in some macro-economic concepts. This work contributes to this analysis. It makes clear the biases arising from using statistical measures of the formal sector without examining the linkages between the productive and reproductive spheres, and the systematic gender biases present at all levels - in institutions, markets and the household. Its aim is a new framework that helps economic theorizing and policy making approximate more closely to real life. The contributors cover three broad areas - macro-economics and gender, gender and the state, and the institutionalization of gender in national and international organizations. Using original empirical material from Latin America, they explore a wide range of issues including the gender-differentiated effects of economic policy and public spending decisions; unpaid household labour; gender statistics; gender equality in planning and public policy; and the notion of economies as gendered structures.
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MARTHA GUTIERREZ head of gender issues at the German state development agency Gesellschaft fur Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ). The CONTRIBUTORS are academics from a range of disciplines.