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The Economic Emergence of Women: Bergmann's Six Commitments

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  • Heidi Hartmann
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    I suggest in this essay that Barbara Bergmann's approach to the economics of women is characterized by six striking dimensions, or what I call 'commitments', namely: (1) a willingness to incorporate values into her analysis openly; (2) a commitment to applied economics - economic analysis that supports policy change that will improve women's and children's lives; (3) a commitment to empirical economics, i.e. to data collection and data-based analysis; (4) a commitment to communication with the public; (5) a commitment to the truth even if it challenges convenient orthodoxy; (6) a commitment to focus on how change can occur - to be positive not defeatist. A review of these six commitments, I demonstrate, reveals that they are held together by the first one, her willingness to incorporate values into her scholarly work openly.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Feminist Economics.

    Volume (Year): 4 (1998)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 169-180

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    Keywords: Public Policy; Pay Equity; Child Care; Affirmative Action; Poverty; Welfare Reform;

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    1. Linda Gordon, 1995. "Thoughts on the help for working parents plan," Feminist Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 1(2), pages 91-94.
    2. Barbara Bergmann & Heidi Hartmann, 1995. "A welfare reform based on help for working parents," Feminist Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 1(2), pages 85-89.
    3. Gwendolyn Mink, 1995. "Wage work, family work, and welfare politics," Feminist Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 1(2), pages 95-98.
    4. Leonard, Jonathan S, 1990. "The Impact of Affirmative Action Regulation and Equal Employment Law on Black Employment," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 4(4), pages 47-63, Fall.
    5. Leonard, Jonathan S, 1989. "Women and Affirmative Action," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 3(1), pages 61-75, Winter.
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    1. Geoff Schneider & Jean Shackelford, 2001. "Economics Standards and Lists: Proposed Antidotes for Feminist Economists," Feminist Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 7(2), pages 77-89.

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