Feminist Economics Research Notes

Welcome to Feminist Economics Research Notes. This series of concise, nontechnical summaries of articles from the award -winning journal, Feminist Economics, makes important new feminist economic research available to a broad audience. The Notes provide policymakers, activists, and students with access to informed analyses of economic issues influencing the well-being of women, children and men.

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Günseli Berik and Diana Strassmann
Editors, Feminist Economics


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Volume 20, Issue 1

FERN 20.1 Cover page

FERN201Cover (209.2 KB)


Transnational Land Deals and Gender Equality: Utilitarian and Human Rights Approaches
Poul Wisborg

Wisborg (173.5 KB)


Land Grabs, Power, and Gender in East and Southern Africa: So, What's New? 
Ritu Verma

Verma (173.2 KB)


Small and Productive: Kenyan Women and Crop Choice
Wmangi wa Githinji, Charalampos Konstantinidis, and Andrew Barenberg

GithinjiKonstantinidisBarenberg (148.3 KB)


Land Tenure Insecurity and Formalizing Land Rights in Madagascar: A Gender Perspective on the Certification Program
Marit Widman

Widman (148.5 KB)


Can the Law Secure Women's Rights to Land in Africa? Revisiting Tensions between Culture and Land Commercialization
Lyn Ossome

Ossome (149.6 KB)


Women and Land Deals in Africa and Asia: Weighing the Implications and Changing the Game
Elizabeth Daley and Sabine Pallas

DaleyPallas (172.5 KB)


When a Good Business Model is Not Enough: Land Transactions of Commercial Agriculture Projects and Gendered Livelihood Prospects in Rural Ghana
Dzodzi Tsikata and John Awetori Yaro

TsikataYaro (175.2 KB)


Coercive Harmony in Land Acquisition: The Gendered Impact of Corporate "Responsibility" in the Brazilian Amazon
Noemi Miyasaka Porro and Joaquim Shiraishi Neto

PorroNeto (197.5 KB)


Volume 19, Issue 4

FERN 19.4 Cover page 

FERN194Cover (707.2 KB)


Expenditure Incidence Analysis: A Gender-Responsive Budgeting Tool for Educational Expenditure in Timor-Leste? 
Siobhan Austen, Monica Costa, Rhonda Sharp, and Diane Elson

AustenCostaSharpElson (219.6 KB)


Cooperative Conflicts and Gender Relations: Experimental Evidence from Southeast Uganda
Cecile Jackson

Jackson (220.0 KB)


The Impact of Gender Quotas on Votes for Women Candidates: Evidence from Italy
Genny Bonomi, Giorgio Brosio, and Maria Laura Di Tommaso

BonomiBrosioTommaso (203.1 KB)


Labor Market Regimes, Family Policies, and Women's Behavior in the EU
Christine Erhel and Mathilde Guergoat-Larivière 

ErhelLariviere (219.8 KB)


Diversity among Norwegian Boards of Directors: Does a Quota for Women Improve Firm Performance? 
Harald Dale-Olsen, Pål Schøne, and Mette Verner

OlsenSchoneVerner (219.2 KB)


Gender Inequality in the Spanish Public Pension System
María Jesús Vara

Vara (218.6 KB)


SYMPOSIUM  |  Off the Record: Reconstructing Women's Labor Force Participation in the European Past
Guest Edited by Jane Humphries and Carmen Sarasúa

Women's Economic Participation on the Eve of Industrialization: Bizkaia, Spain, 1825
Pilar Pérez-Fuentes 

PerezFuentes (204.1 KB)


Women's Labor Participation Rates in the Kingdom of Castilla in the Eighteenth Century
Ricardo Hernández

Hernandez (216.7 KB)


Reconsidering Women's Labor Force Participation Rates in Eighteenth-Century Turin
Beatrice Zucca Micheletto

Micheletto (222.1 KB)


Revisiting Women's Labor Force Participation in Catalonia (1920–36)
Cristina Borderías

Borderias (201.3 KB)



Volume 19, Issue 3

FERN 19.3 Cover page

FERN193Cover (721.1 KB)


Critical Perspectives on Financial and Economic Crises: Heterodox Macroeconomics Meets Feminist Economics
Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, James Heintz, and Stephanie Seguino

FukudaParrHeintzSeguino (124.2 KB)


Global Financial Governance and Development Finance in the Wake of the 2008 Financial Crisis
Ilene Grabel

Grabel (124.0 KB)


Austerity Measures in Developing Countries: Public Expenditure Trends and the Risks to Children and Women
Isabel Ortiz and Matthew Cummins

OrtizCummins (124.6 KB)


Economic Crisis, Gender Equality, and Policy Responses in Spain and Canada
Kathleen A. Lahey and Paloma de Villota

LaheyVillota (124.8 KB)


Economic Recession and Recovery in the UK: What's Gender Got to Do with It?
Ailsa McKay, Jim Campbell, Emily Thomson and Susanne Ross

McKayCampbellThomsonRoss (124.6 KB)


Race, Gender, Power, and The US Subprime Mortgage and Foreclosure Crisis: A Meso Analysis
Gary Dymski, Jesus Hernandez, and Lisa Mohanty

DymskiHernandezMohanty (124.7 KB)


Financialization, the Great Recession, and the Stratification of the US Labor Market
Philip Arestis, Aurélie Charles, and Giuseppe Fontana

ArestisCharlesFontana (123.7 KB)


Estimating the Impact of the 2008–09 Economic Crisis on Work Time in Turkey
Seçil A. Kaya Bahçe and Emel Memis

BahceMemis (123.9 KB)


Time Allocation of Married Mothers and Fathers in Hard Times: The 2007–09 US Recession
Günseli Berik and Ebru Kongar

BerikKongar (123.8 KB)


Volume 19, Issue 2

19.2 Cover page

FERN192Cover.pdf (111.4 KB)


A Critical Assessment of UNDP's Gender Inequality Index
Iñaki Permanyer

Permanyer.pdf (120.1 KB)

Does Gender Affect Mortgage Choice? Evidence from the US
Chau Do and Irina Paley

DoPaley.pdf (118.2 KB)


Gender and Poverty Risk in Europe
Elena Bárcena-Martín and Ana I. Moro-Egido

BarcenaMartinMoroEgido.pdf (117.7 KB)


Reciprocity in Caring Labor: Nurses' Work in Residential Aged Care in Australia
Valerie Adams and Rhonda Sharp

AdamsSharp.pdf (117.3 KB)


Socioeconomic Effects on the Stature of Nineteenth-Century US Women
Scott Alan Carson

Carson.pdf (118.2 KB)


Volume 19, Issue 1

19.1 Cover page

FERN191Cover.pdf (110.6 KB)

Women's Empowerment and Gender Bias in the Birth and Survival of Girls in Urban India
Sucharita Sinha Mukherjee

Mukherjee.pdf (117.8 KB)


Border Enforcement and Selection of Mexican Immigrants in the United States  
Fernando A. Lozano and Mary J. Lopez

LozanoLopez.pdf (97.4 KB)


Negotiating Domestic Labor: Women's Earnings and Housework Time in Australia
Janeen Baxter and Belinda Hewitt

BaxterHewitt.pdf (97.7 KB)