GENDER ECONOMICS

“Enough is Enough – what’s happening to our men?” Susanne Moore

This article previously published on www.gendereconomics.com

“The number of working women in the United States is about to surpass the number of working men. Three-quarters of the people who have lost jobs in the current recession are men” (Harvard Business Review September 2013),  yet women still earn on average 77 cents in the dollar to that of a man. On the surface these statistics seem like a great thing, and to a degree they are, but if women remain the bulk of […]

About Gender Economics – Changing the Discourse

Gender Economics is the fusion of sociology, economics and gender studies and looks at shifting current perceptions of gender and how we use these perceptions in framing economic policy. Very often, it is an intersection of gender, values and beliefs that create policy decisions, many of which are based on outdated models. It is important that we start to understand how economic research is conducted, how the statistical analysis is created and how this […]

Missed Opportunity to Regain Flagship Status of the Access to Work Award in the UK

Joint response from Universal inclusion and Fluidity to the statement issued today in the Uk by the Minister for Disabled People Mark Harper.

Issued by Jacqueline Winstanley Bsc hons Chair Fluidity UK Forum For Hidden and Fluctuating Conditions, Entrepreneur Universal Inclusion

Issued Thursday 12th March 2015

Whilst any support which enhances the rights and working lives of disabled people is welcome.

This is a missed opportunity following the Select Committee Investigation, Report and subsequent recommendations to return to […]

Inclusive Entrepreneurship Key to Diversity in Start Ups

In considering the implications and likely support requirements of disabled people who choose to enter into entrepreneurship we first need to explore the concept itself .

In the past its fair to say that society perceived entrepreneurship as slightly outside mainstream business activities and associated it with risk compared with the once traditional “ job for life “ approach to career pathways.

The risk associated with entrepreneurship in terms of failure came at a high price, […]

Ask an Expert about Gender, Diversity and Innovation

If you could ask an expert a question about Gender, Diversity or Innovation, what would you ask?  Do you have an opinion on quotas and targets for women in leadership for example?  Do you want to know why women haven’t moved forward, or what are the issues that face men in a contemporary society.  Perhaps you want to ask about Diversity Programs and how best to set them up or to ensure that they […]

The Work foundation launch a Policy Unit Paper : Fluctuating Conditions Fluctuating Support

Yesterday saw the launch of Fluctuating conditions, fluctuating support , a Policy Unit Paper from the Work Foundation at their headquarters in London UK.

I would like to thank the Work Foundation for asking me to provide expert advice in shaping the paper and speak at the BUPA sponsored launch of their latest Policy Unit Report Fluctuating conditions, fluctuating support.

It was also a great opportunity to put forward the experiences of our members FLUIDITY ( […]

“One Moment in Time ” Campaign launches in UK

I am delighted to be launching the “One Moment in Time Campaign” in the UK as part of my commitment as CEO of Universal Inclusion to increasing equality of access to life opportunities.

I decided to start the campaign with a focus on Workforce Retention and Inclusive Entrepreneurship both of which are essential to increasing Inclusive Economic Growth.

Our launch is timely, coinciding with the release of the Select Committee Investigation report […]

What All Nations Can Learn from Gender Economics In China

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What All Nations Can Learn from Gender Economics In China

GUEST POST WRITTEN BY
Linda Scott
DP World Chair for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. Her blog is The Double X Economy.

Conventional thought insists reproduction and economics belong in separate compartments. But to understand how gender works in the world economy, we must put production and reproduction back together. An elegant illustration of the […]

Gender Discrimination in Coffee Shops!

Title: Ladies first? A field study of discrimination in coffee shops
Author: Myers, Caitlin Knowles ; Bellows, Marcus ; Fakhoury, Hiba ; Hale, Douglas ; Hall, Alexander ; Ofman, Kaitlin
Publisher: Routledge
Is Part Of: Applied Economics, 2010, Vol.42(14), p.1761-1769
Description: Despite anecdotal and survey evidence suggesting the presence of discrimination against customers in stores, restaurants and other small-transaction consumer markets, few studies exist that identify or quantify the nature of any unequal treatment. […]

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Gail Romero talks Gender Economics

Gail Romero presents the concepts of Gender Economics to CELD Women’s Leadership Summit in Dubai, November 19th and 20th 2014
Gail Romero talks Gender Economics

The essence of Gender Economics ” Simply Put “

This recent skit by ABC (Australia) ‘The Checkout’ program gives a great example of Gender Economics and how marketers exploit gender for profit.  The following You Tube clip sums up perfectly what the Gender Economics Movement is all about .

Have a look and let us know what you think! Click on this link:

Gendered Marketing – ABC ‘The Checkout”

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    “Why Gender Matters In Economics” – textbook by Mukesh Eswaran

“Why Gender Matters In Economics” – textbook by Mukesh Eswaran

Authorised by Eoghan Barry, Princeton University Press

Princeton University Press has published a new textbook on gender economics by Mukesh Eswaran (Vancouver School of Economics). The publisher’s description of the book:

“Gender matters in economics—for even with today’s technology, fertility choices, market opportunities, and improved social norms, economic outcomes for women remain markedly worse than for men. Drawing on insights from feminism, postmodernism, psychology, evolutionary biology, Marxism, and politics, this textbook provides a rigorous economic look at […]

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    Emma Watson calls on men to help fight gender inequality: ‘It’s your issue too’

Emma Watson calls on men to help fight gender inequality: ‘It’s your issue too’

What a fantastic contribution to the Gender Economics Movement as Emma Watson UN Women Goodwill Ambassador echoes the joint role men and women have in reducing Gender inequality!

The actress launched a new UN initiative called “HeForShe”

During a speech made in New York as part of her role as UN Women Goodwill ambassador, the Harry Potter actress questioned how her objective will ever be reached if only half the population take part.

Her talk came as […]

Call for Chapters

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS

Proposal Submission Deadline: September 30, 2014

Contemporary Global Perspectives on Gender Economics

A book edited by

Susanne Moore (The Centre for Gender Economics and Innovation, Australia)

 

To be published by IGI Global: http://bit.ly/1qgHYIh

 

For release in the Advances in Finance, Accounting, and Economics (AFAE) Book Series

 

Series Editor: Ahmed Driouchi (Al Akhawayn University, Morocco)

ISSN: 2327-5677

Propose a chapter for this book

The Advances in Finance, Accounting, and Economics (AFAE) book series aims to publish comprehensive and informative titles in all areas […]

Gender Bias and Performance Reviews ” The Double Bind “

This article gives an interesting insight into the language used in performance reviews and the impact this has on women in the workplace and by implication on the economy.

Although small in terms of sample size it illustrates perfectly the fine line women are walking in terms of Gender Bias.

The One Word Men Never See In Their Performance Reviews

It’s a scenario that could be straight out of a textbook on gender bias:

“Jessica is really talented, […]

The Importance of Inclusive Play and Childcare in reducing Chronic Poverty for Disabled People

The recent findings of the Parliamentary Inquiry into Childcare for Disabled Children in the UK highlights the need for cross departmental action plans and funding programmes to ensure disabled children have access to affordable, accessible and appropriate childcare.

I was saddened and frustrated when I read this report, having observed what I thought was a backwards step in this area over the last 4 and a half years, the report only served to confirm my […]

Rape in the Fields of America

AUGUST 14, 2013 PBS Frontline

A recent article by PBS‘ Frontline, “Rape in the Fields (of America)”, 25 June 2013 talks about the issues that many female farm workers in America have to deal with on a daily basis just to earn a living. Many are subjected to rape, sexual innuendo and violence whilst they are trying to go about the working day. These are hard working low income workers who are trying […]

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    YOUNG FEMALE CITIZENS TO SPEAK UP AND SPEAK OUT @ GENDER ECONOMICS CONFERENCE!

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YOUNG FEMALE CITIZENS TO SPEAK UP AND SPEAK OUT @ GENDER ECONOMICS CONFERENCE!

GENDER ECONOMICS WORKING CONFERENCE – EMPOWERING YOUNG WOMEN FOR LIFE

We are delighted to welcome the contribution from Geoff Thompson MBE, FRSA, Executive Chairman, Youth Charter to inform the Youth Debate and Call to Action as our Youth Panel moderator at conference. Please see Conference Website for further details.

Geoff Writes:
The recent kidnapping of the 230 plus school girls in Nigeria with the global campaign ‘Bring back our girls’ highlighting the issues facing young women […]

Further responses to the question ‘What does ‘Gender Economics’ mean for you?’

Thank you for all your comments so far! They are really helping to set the scene for our conference.

• Builds on the theories of diversity and promotes the value of gender balance.
• It’s about diversity in the organisation
• An economic environment whereby all genders are included in various forms.
• The economic differences between men and women?
• The economic benefits/impact of diversity or lack thereof on the 21st century business environment.
• The difference in salaries and skills between Genders within […]

Our Next Selection of Great Leaders

We would like to share with you our second selection of Great Leaders from around the Globe. Thank you for all your emails about our last selection. Please keep them coming in as we really value your contributions. If you have anyone you think we should add to our selection, please email your suggestions to info@gendereconomics.com.

ELIZABETH KENNY In the early 20th century polio epidemics among children rattled the world. Doctors believed […]

Great Leaders who have brought us to this point in the Gender Economics debate

Looking back through our very varied responses to our question about Gender Economics, I started to ask the age old question “how did we get here?”, ‘here’ being the “where each of us stand at this moment in time in terms of gender economics”

The debate and the evidence alongside it takes us back to the very first time we encountered each other.

Irrespective of which belief system you have, on this very first interaction something […]

Fantastic response to our big question: “What does ‘Gender Economics’ mean for you?”

 

 

We have been overwhelmed by windows license key the response to this request!  It certainly brings perspective to our broader conference debate.  Here is a selection of submissions to date, so have a look and let us have your thoughts:

info@gendereconomics.com

We have not edited any of the responses in the spirit of free debate and they are not necessarily representative of Conference views.

 

The idea that economics, gender and sociology are linked
Discrimination against white english speaking […]

What’s in a name ? Janet Yellen, the first woman to head up US central banking system, sends out a powerful message by adopting the title of Chair over the traditional Chairman or Chairwoman

A recent article by Janet Mcfarland raises some interesting points in this age old debate .

The article prompted me to consider the origin of the word,  in the UK it stems from Medieval times when the person considered to be the most important at a meeting sat in the highest or only chair and other people present of less importance would sit on benches or the floor .

As  decision making meetings were attended predominantly […]

Top 10 Countries Closing Gender Gap

We can’t really have a Global Gender Economics conference and not have some pre conference debate on how countries are doing so far . The Global Gender Gap Index is perhaps a good place to start this debate .

This article by Heidi Worley in the PRB February 2014 considers the global gender gap report 2013.

Notably the report highlights whilst there has been progress in some areas  the gaps in economic participation and political empowerment are […]

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    Getting Ford to ‘lean in’ – Article by Jennifer Gilhool, Speaker Gender Economics Conference

Getting Ford to ‘lean in’ – Article by Jennifer Gilhool, Speaker Gender Economics Conference

From the Detroit News, May 1, 2014 at 1:00 am
THE AUTO INDUSTRY
Getting Ford to ‘lean in’

Jennifer Gilhool

From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20140501/OPINION01/305010008#ixzz30YupDE9a
“Sheryl Sandberg will visit Ford Motor Company today. As a former Ford employee, I truly hope that this is a real step toward advancing more women to the executive ranks of the traditionally male-dominated company and industry.
The mere fact that Sandberg is visiting does not necessarily mean Ford has embraced a more enlightened view of […]

Interview with Susanne Moore at the Equal Pay Day for Women event

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    As the UAE economies shift, so there is movement on Gender Balance in the Board Room

As the UAE economies shift, so there is movement on Gender Balance in the Board Room

Times are changing.   Increased access to Education and Economic Growth in the Gulf is forcing societal change with the rise of educated women in the Middle East as a result of an increase in their personal wealth.  The recent Reuters article, April 26, 2014, “Women Edge Into Gulf Boardrooms As Economies, Societies Shift, Solid economic growth in the Gulf is paving way for more female representation at top tier management.” says;
“estimates that wealth personally […]

The role of Gender Economics and the abolition of Patriarchy

For the first of our countdown to conference posts intended to promote debate , we look at an article in JET by Quassan Castro in  which he confronts male violence and patriarchy.

It has an interesting slant on Nihilism, Patriarchy and the internal suffering of boys and men.

What better place to start our debate on gender economics? It is only with the abolition of Patriarchy and a recognition of the qualities both genders bring to […]

Gender Economics is “Smart Economics”

Danny Leipziger introduces the World Bank’s efforts on achieving gender parity, calling it Gender Economics as “Smart Economics”. (This video was uploaded to YouTube on 26 June 2008)

Japan’s Women to the Rescue

“The main reason to think that Japan’s structural changes to encourage the employment and advancement of women will succeed is that there is no alternative.  Japan’s demographic challenges are too severe and the untapped economic potential of Japanese women is too large to ignore. As Mr. Abe astutely remarked in a speech last spring, women are Japan’s “most underutilized resource.””

Read the full New York Times article by Laura D’Andrea Tyson titled Japan’s Women […]