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
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Transnational Land Deals and Gender Equality: Utilitarian and Human Rights Approaches
Poul Wisborg
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Land Grabs, Power, and Gender in East and Southern Africa: So, What's New? 
Ritu Verma
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Small and Productive: Kenyan Women and Crop Choice
Wmangi wa Githinji, Charalampos Konstantinidis, and Andrew Barenberg
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Land Tenure Insecurity and Formalizing Land Rights in Madagascar: A Gender Perspective on the Certification Program
Marit Widman
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Can the Law Secure Women's Rights to Land in Africa? Revisiting Tensions between Culture and Land Commercialization
Lyn Ossome
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Women and Land Deals in Africa and Asia: Weighing the Implications and Changing the Game
Elizabeth Daley and Sabine Pallas
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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
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Coercive Harmony in Land Acquisition: The Gendered Impact of Corporate "Responsibility" in the Brazilian Amazon
Noemi Miyasaka Porro and Joaquim Shiraishi Neto
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Volume 19, Issue 4

FERN 19.4 Cover page 
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Expenditure Incidence Analysis: A Gender-Responsive Budgeting Tool for Educational Expenditure in Timor-Leste? 
Siobhan Austen, Monica Costa, Rhonda Sharp, and Diane Elson
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Cooperative Conflicts and Gender Relations: Experimental Evidence from Southeast Uganda
Cecile Jackson
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The Impact of Gender Quotas on Votes for Women Candidates: Evidence from Italy
Genny Bonomi, Giorgio Brosio, and Maria Laura Di Tommaso
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Labor Market Regimes, Family Policies, and Women's Behavior in the EU
Christine Erhel and Mathilde Guergoat-Larivière 
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Diversity among Norwegian Boards of Directors: Does a Quota for Women Improve Firm Performance? 
Harald Dale-Olsen, Pål Schøne, and Mette Verner
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Gender Inequality in the Spanish Public Pension System
María Jesús Vara
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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 
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Women's Labor Participation Rates in the Kingdom of Castilla in the Eighteenth Century
Ricardo Hernández
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Reconsidering Women's Labor Force Participation Rates in Eighteenth-Century Turin
Beatrice Zucca Micheletto
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Revisiting Women's Labor Force Participation in Catalonia (1920–36)
Cristina Borderías
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Volume 19, Issue 3

FERN 19.3 Cover page

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Critical Perspectives on Financial and Economic Crises: Heterodox Macroeconomics Meets Feminist Economics
Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, James Heintz, and Stephanie Seguino
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Global Financial Governance and Development Finance in the Wake of the 2008 Financial Crisis
Ilene Grabel
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Austerity Measures in Developing Countries: Public Expenditure Trends and the Risks to Children and Women
Isabel Ortiz and Matthew Cummins
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Economic Crisis, Gender Equality, and Policy Responses in Spain and Canada
Kathleen A. Lahey and Paloma de Villota
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Economic Recession and Recovery in the UK: What's Gender Got to Do with It?
Ailsa McKay, Jim Campbell, Emily Thomson and Susanne Ross
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Race, Gender, Power, and The US Subprime Mortgage and Foreclosure Crisis: A Meso Analysis
Gary Dymski, Jesus Hernandez, and Lisa Mohanty
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Financialization, the Great Recession, and the Stratification of the US Labor Market
Philip Arestis, Aurélie Charles, and Giuseppe Fontana
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Estimating the Impact of the 2008–09 Economic Crisis on Work Time in Turkey
Seçil A. Kaya Bahçe and Emel Memis
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Time Allocation of Married Mothers and Fathers in Hard Times: The 2007–09 US Recession
Günseli Berik and Ebru Kongar
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Volume 19, Issue 2

19.2 Cover page
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A Critical Assessment of UNDP's Gender Inequality Index
Iñaki Permanyer
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Does Gender Affect Mortgage Choice? Evidence from the US
Chau Do and Irina Paley
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Gender and Poverty Risk in Europe
Elena Bárcena-Martín and Ana I. Moro-Egido
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Reciprocity in Caring Labor: Nurses' Work in Residential Aged Care in Australia
Valerie Adams and Rhonda Sharp
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Socioeconomic Effects on the Stature of Nineteenth-Century US Women
Scott Alan Carson
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Volume 19, Issue 1

19.1 Cover page
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Women's Empowerment and Gender Bias in the Birth and Survival of Girls in Urban India
Sucharita Sinha Mukherjee
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Border Enforcement and Selection of Mexican Immigrants in the United States  
Fernando A. Lozano and Mary J. Lopez
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Negotiating Domestic Labor: Women's Earnings and Housework Time in Australia
Janeen Baxter and Belinda Hewitt
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