Feminist Economics

Feminist Economics is a peer-reviewed journal that provides an open forum for dialogue and debate about feminist economic perspectives. By opening new areas of economic inquiry, welcoming diverse voices, and encouraging critical exchanges, the journal enlarges and enriches economic discourse. The goal of Feminist Economics is not just to develop more illuminating theories, but to improve the conditions of living for all children, women, and men.

Feminist Economics has become, with remarkable speed, a leading journal in economics, vastly enriching the understanding of important economic issues.

Amartya Sen
Nobel Prize for Economics 1998, Harvard University, USA

Current Table of Contents

Volume 21, Number 1, January 2015
Diana Strassmann and Günseli Berik, Editors


If You're Happy and You Know It: How Do Mothers and Fathers in the US Really Feel about Caring for Their Children?
Rachel Connelly and Jean Kimmel

Women's Paid Work and Intimate Partner Violence: Insights from Tanzania
Seema Vyas, Jessie Mbwambo, and Lori Heise

Gender-Equalizing Family Policies and Mothers' Entry into Paid Work: Recent Evidence From Norway
Marit Rønsen and Ragni Hege Kitterød

Sexual Prejudice and Labor Market Outcomes for Gays and Lesbians: Evidence from Sweden
Mats Hammarstedt, Ali M. Ahmed, and Lina Andersson

Gender Equality and Economic Growth: Is it Equality of Opportunity or Equality of Outcomes?
Aniruddha Mitra, James T. Bang, and Arnab Biswas

Lags and Leads in Life Satisfaction in Korea: When Gender Matters
Robert Rudolf and Sung-Jin Kang

Book Reviews

Capital in the Twenty-First Century
by Thomas Piketty

Reviewed by Jane Humphries

Challenging Knowledge, Sex and Power: Gender, Work and Engineering
by Julie E. Mills, Suzanne Franzway, Judith Gill, and Rhonda Sharp

Reviewed by Marilyn Power

Gender and Well-Being: The Role of Institutions
edited by Elisabetta Addis

Reviewed by Diane Perrons

Travail féminin: Retour à l'ordre! L'offensive contre le travail des femmes durant la crise économique des années 1930 [Women's work: Back to order! The offensive against women's work during the economic crisis of the 1930s]
by Céline Schoeni

Reviewed by Carmen Sarasúa


Calls for Papers

General Call

Feminist Economics provides an open forum for dialogue and debate about feminist economic perspectives. The journal solicits high quality contributions from a broad spectrum of intellectual traditions in economics. ...

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2015 Rhonda Williams Prize Call for Applications

Sponsored by Routledge/Taylor and Francis, publisher of Feminist Economics

In memory of Rhonda Williams, associate editor of Feminist Economics from 1994 to 1998, the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE) has established a prize to help scholars from underrepresented groups in IAFFE, whose work reflects Rhonda Williams' legacy of scholarship and activism, attend the annual IAFFE conference and present a paper.  

Amount: $1000 to be awarded at the IAFFE conference in Berlin, July 16-18, 2015. ...

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New articles available online! Click here for details. 

IAFFE Launches New Blog

The new blog, Feminist economics posts, invites conversations of current events and fast-moving global issues from a feminist perspective. Feminist Economics editors, Diana Strassmann and Günseli Berik, are the current moderators. See the introductory post for more information and join in the conversation today!  Follow our Twitter account for regular blog updates, too.

See a comprehensive list of articles published from 2012–2014 here.

Feminist Economics

Journal and IAFFE News

Several members of the journal and IAFFE community have articles in this month's edition of the IMF's Finance and Development Magazine. Check it out here.