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Including Gays and Lesbians in the Economic Curriculum


  • Perry Patterson


Issues of direct economic importance to gay and lesbian lives do not have a prominent place in the American college economics classroom. This essay briefly reflects on the causes for this omission and describes some of the harm done thereby. It then proposes improvements to existing textbooks - the addition of questions that probe the economic ''efficiency'' of common discriminatory practices.

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  • Perry Patterson, 1998. "Including Gays and Lesbians in the Economic Curriculum," Feminist Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 4(2), pages 65-72.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:femeco:v:4:y:1998:i:2:p:65-72 DOI: 10.1080/135457098338455

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    1. Robin L. Bartlett, 1996. "Discovering Diversity in Introductory Economics," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 10(2), pages 141-153, Spring.
    2. M. V. Lee Badgett, 1995. "Gender, sexuality, and sexual orientation: All in the feminist family?," Feminist Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 1(1), pages 121-139.
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    4. A. W. Coats, 1996. "Introduction," History of Political Economy, Duke University Press, vol. 28(5), pages 3-11, Supplemen.
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