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The Status of Women Economists in the U.S. — and the World

  • Joyce P. Jacobsen

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    (Economics Department, Wesleyan University)

This paper gives an overview of the current (and recent past) status of women economists in the United States and describes what American economists have done to promote gender equality in the economics profession. Initiatives include in large part what the American Economic Association, through its Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession has done. It also discusses the creation and subsequent activities of the International Association for Feminist Economics and the activities of several other groups and committees recently formed in other parts of the world. It closes by considering what needs to be done worldwide to improve the status and increase the participation of women in the economics profession.

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Paper provided by Wesleyan University, Department of Economics in its series Wesleyan Economics Working Papers with number 2005-008.

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Length: 16 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2005
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Publication status: published as part of "Explorations: The Status of Women Economists," Joyce P. Jacobsen (ed.), Feminist Economics, July 2006, 12 (3): 427-474
Handle: RePEc:wes:weswpa:2005-008
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