Feminist Economics and Public Policy

Feminist Economics and Public Policy
Jim Campbell, Edited by Morag Gillespie

Formaat: Paperback, 212 pages, kõrgus x laius x paksus: 235x159x15 mm, kaal: 340 g, 12 Line drawings, black and white; 13 Tables, black and white; 12 Illustrations, black and white
Sari: Routledge IAFFE Advances in Feminist Economics
Ilmumisaeg: 31-Mar-2016
Kirjastus: Routledge
ISBN-10: 1138950866
ISBN-13: 9781138950863



Professor Ailsa McKay, who was known not only for her work as a feminist economist but also her influence on Scottish social and economic policy, died in 2014 at the height of her academic career and impact on public life. Organised around the key themes of Ailsa McKay’s work, this collection brings together eminent contributors to argue for the importance of making womens roles and needs more visible in economic and social policies.Feminist Economics and Public Policy presents a uniquely coherent analysis of key issues including gender mainstreaming, universal childcare provision and universal basic income security, in the context of today’s challenging economic and political environments. It draws on international perspectives to look at the economic role of women, presenting readers with interrelated sections on gender budgeting and work and childcare, before concluding with a discussion on Citizens Basic Income and how it could contribute towards a more efficient, equitable social security system. The theoretical, empirical and practice based contributions assembled here present recommendations for more effective public policy, working towards a world in which women’s diverse roles are recognized and fully accounted for. This book is a unique collection, which will be of great relevance to those studying gender and economics, as well as to researchers or policy makers.


List of figures x
List of tables xi
Notes on contributors xii
Acknowledgements xvii
List of abbreviations xviii
List of UK and international legislation xx

PART I Introduction and appreciation 1(24)

1 Introduction to the themes of the book 3(10)
Jim Campbell
Morag Gillespie

2 Appreciation: talking to Ailsa 13(12)
Marilyn Waring

PART II Gender budgeting 25(56)

3 Gender budgeting and macroeconomic policy 27(11)
Diane Elson

4 Challenging the norms: gender budgeting as feminist policy change 38(8)
Angela O'Hagan

5 Gender budgeting in Scotland: seeking transformative change through public spending 46(8)
Angela O'Hagan
Morag Gillespie

6 Gender budgeting in the capability approach: from theory to evidence 54(7)
Tindara Addabbo

7 In search of a gender budget with `actual allocation of public monies': a wellbeing gender budget exercise 61(10)
Gulay Gunluk-Senesen

8 The Spanish Central Government budget: comments on recent experience 71(10)
Paloma de Villota

PART III Women, work and childcare 81(70)
9 Childcare as an investment in infrastructure 83(11)
Sue Himmelweit

10 Integrating economic and social policy: childcare --- a transformational policy? 94(18)
Gary Gillespie
Uzma Khan

11 Scotland and the great recession: an analysis of the gender impact 112(12)
Jim Campbell
Ailsa McKay
Susanne Ross

12 Occupational segregation and Modern Apprenticeships in Scotland 124(13)
Emily Thomson

13 Women working together 137(14)
Ann Henderson

PART IV Citizen's Basic Income 151(48)

14 On justifying a Citizen's Basic Income 153(11)
Chris Pierson

15 A Citizen's Basic Income and its implications 164(13)
Annie Miller

16 Debating a Citizen's Basic Income: an interdisciplinary and cross-national perspective 177(12)
Caitlin McLean

17 Citizen's Basic Income: a radical and transformative idea for gender equality? 189(10)
Morag Gillespie

Conclusions 199(8)

18 Concluding thoughts: building on Ailsa's legacy 201(6)
Jim Campbell
Morag Gillespie

Index 207