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A Biographical Dictionary of Women Economists

A Biographical Dictionary of Women Economists

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Edited by Robert W. Dimand, Mary Ann Dimand and Evelyn L. Forget

This major original reference work includes over one hundred specially commissioned articles on the lives and writings of women who made significant contributions to economics. It sheds new light on the rich, but too often neglected, heritage of women’s analysis of economic issues and participation in the discipline of economics. In addition to those who wrote in English, some notable Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Swedish women economists are included. This book will transform widely-held views about the past role of women in economics, and will stimulate further research in this exciting but underdeveloped field. It is dedicated to the memory of Michèle Pujol, a pioneer in the field.

Ruth Alice Allen

Alexandra Bernasek and Douglas Kinnear


Other sources and references The Papers of Edith and Grace Abbott, The University of Chicago Archives. Costin, Lela B. (1971), ‘Abbott, Edith’, in Edward T. James (ed.), Notable American Women 1607–1950: A Biographical Dictionary, Cambridge: Harvard University Press, pp. 1–3. Costin, Lela B. (1983), Two Sisters for Social Justice: A Biography of Grace and Edith Abbott, Urbana: University of Illinois Press. Diner, Steven J. (1977), ‘Scholarship in the quest for social welfare: a fifty-year history of the Social Service Review’, Social Service Review, March, 1–66. Fitzpatrick, Ellen (1990), Endless Crusade: Women Social Scientists and Progressive Reform, New York: Oxford University Press. Kerr, P. (1987), ‘Abbott, Edith’, in John Eatwell, Murray Milgate and Peter Newman (eds), The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics, Vol. 1, London: Macmillan, p. 1. Marks, Rachel (1958), ‘The published writings of Edith Abbott: A bibliography’, Social Service Review, March, 51–6. Muncy, Robyn (1990), ‘Gender and professionalization in the origins of the U.S. welfare state: the careers of Sophonisba Breckinridge and Edith Abbott, 1890–1935’, Journal of Policy History, 2(3), 290–315. Ruth Alice Allen (1889–1979) Born in Cameron, Texas in 1889, Ruth Alice Allen was a life-long Texan. She received her BA in 1921 and her MA in 1923, both from the University of Texas at Austin, before going to the University of Chicago for her Ph.D. degree. At the University of Chicago her adviser was H.A. Millis, and her committee included Frank Knight, the distinguished labour economist (and later...

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