Contemporary Global Perspectives on Gender Economics

Contemporary Global Perspectives on Gender Economics

Noted as an IGI Global Core Reference Title in Social Sciences & Humanities for 2019.

Susanne Moore (The Centre for Gender Economics and Innovation, Australia)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: July, 2015|Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 356
ISBN13: 9781466686113|ISBN10: 1466686111|EISBN13: 9781466686120|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8611-3


The rise of women in the workforce has led to many campaigns for wage equality and the impartial treatment of both sexes as they pursue careers previously designated as either a man’s or a woman’s job. The impact of these campaigns has been felt, but a sense of gender stereotyping still affects not only the social and cultural well-being of the modern organization, but the drive for innovation and economic success as well.

Contemporary Global Perspectives on Gender Economics challenges current economic theory, targeting the way gender is often used for economic gain or increased market share. Experts realize that company growth can no longer be achieved by taking a conventional approach, but few follow through with introducing new frameworks that change the way diversity is treated. By acknowledging that issues like childcare and the wage gap are not only a woman’s challenge, this book speaks to legislators and policymakers, economic developers, corporate practitioners, educational faculties, and students of all disciplines who are looking to change the way gender is viewed in the workforce.

This essential reference source features chapters that combine the concepts of gender theory, sociology, and economics and cover topics including economic equality, gender bias, the history of gender economics, industrial creativity, and the impact of social connectedness on life satisfaction.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Economic Equality
  • Feminist Economies
  • Gender Barriers
  • Industrial Creativity
  • Innovation and Gender
  • Life Satisfaction
  • Microfinance and Female Empowerment
  • Social Connectedness
  • Women’s Empowerment

Reviews and Testimonials

This volume contains 15 chapters by social scientists, economists, and gender studies specialists from Australia, Europe, and Asia, who explore how to advance development and business practices through holistic and multidisciplinary perspectives on gender. They consider policy, investment, environment, and innovation and health, discussing the differences and similarities between gender economics, feminist economics, Austrian economics, and heterodox economics.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Susanne Moore is the Founder and Executive Chair of the Centre for Gender Economics and Innovation (C4GEi™), Founder of the Gender Economics Movement, International Speaker, and Consultant on Gender Economics and Diversity Economics™. She holds a Bachelor of Arts, Sociology from Griffith University, Queensland, Australia. Susanne is a highly accomplished Management Consultant and Company Director and convened the first Gender Economics Global Conference, GGEC14 in Sydney at the University of NSW in June 2014. An international speaker on Diversity and Women’s Economic Empowerment, Susanne has extensive experience in the corporate and government sectors and brings over twenty years of experience in information technology leading large scale business transformation projects to the fields of sociology and academia. Her interests are in increasing organizational innovation and performance and women’s financial empowerment.