This first book on Gender Economics is now available for pre-purchase online at the publishers website IGI Global.  The importance of this book is that it takes gender economics out of the libraries of gender studies and women studies and places it firmly in finance, economics and business.  Edited by Susanne Moore, the Founder and CEO of The Centre for Gender Economics and Innovation, this book offers a definition of Gender Economics, provides a differentiation between it and Feminist Economics and offers expert chapters on human trafficking, diversity, micro finance and innovation.


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.