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Women and Austerity: The Economic Crisis and the Future for Gender Equality (Routledge IAFFE Advances in Feminist Economics) Paperback – 13 Aug 2013

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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge (13 Aug. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415815371
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415815376
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 2.5 x 23.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,043,944 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"This work for academics, researchers, and policy makers gathers papers from two international symposia on 'Women, Gender Equality and Economic Crisis,' held in Athens in 2011 and Reykjavik in 2012. The papers look at how austerity measures negatively impact gender equality by removing funding for employment and social welfare programs. Part 1 introduces an analytical framework for examining women's vulnerability to recession and austerity measures. Part 2 presents nine country case studies, including the US, the UK, Ireland, Hungary, and Portugal. Part 3 recommends policy changes." - Book News

About the Author

Maria Karamessini is Professor of Labour Economics and Economics of the Welfare State at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Greece. She is also Director of the Centre for Gender Studies at the University. She has published extensively on labour market issues, employment and social policy, gender inequalities in paid work and equality policy.

Jill Rubery is Professor of Comparative Employment Systems at Manchester Business School, UK. She is also founder and Co-Director of the European Work and Employment Research Centre. She has published widely on comparative employment systems, gender equality and labour market segmentation.


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A nice review (bothe theoretical, as well as statistical) of the effects of austerity and neo-liberal fiscal policies in Europe. The authors are top experts in the field of labour economics and gender studies. Indispensable guide to anyone who is interested in studying contemporary social developments concerning gender-based divides, differentiations and inequalities in the labour market, and not only.
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