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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.

Agatha Louisa Chapman

Judith A. Alexander


103 Economic Relation Between Men and Women as a Factor in Social Evolution (1898) has been called ‘the most important work of feminist theory in the emerging Progressive Era’ (Sklar, p. 305). JOHN B. DAVIS Bibliography Selected writings by Helen Campbell (1881), The Easiest Way in House-Keeping and Cooking, New York: Fords, Howard and Hulbert. (1882), The Problem of the Poor. A Record of Quiet Work in Unquiet Places, New York: Fords, Howard and Hulbert. (1886), Mrs. Herdon’s Income, Boston: Roberts Bros. (1886), Miss Melinda’s Opportunity, Boston: Roberts Bros. (1887), Prisoners of Poverty: Women Wage-Workers, Their Trades and Their Lives, Boston: Roberts Bros. reprinted Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1970. (1889), Prisoners of Poverty Abroad, Boston: Roberts Brothers. (1889–90), ‘Certain Convictions as to Poverty’, Arena. (1889–90), ‘White Child Slavery’, Arena. (1891), ‘The Working-Women of To-day’, Arena. (1893), Women Wage-Earners: Their Past, Their Present, and Their Future, Boston: Roberts Bros. reprinted New York: Arno, 1972. (1897), Household Economics, New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons. Other sources and references Bremner, Robert H. (1972), From the Depths: The Discovery of Poverty in the United States, New York: New York University Press. Gilman, Charlotte Perkins (1898), Women and Economics: A Study of the Relation Between Men and Women as a Factor in Social Evolution, Boston: Small, Maynard. James, Edward T., Janet Wilson James and Paul S. Boyer (1971), Notable American Women, 1607–1950. A Biographical Dictionary, Cambridge, MA: Belknap. Shapiro, Laura (1986), Perfection Salad: Women and Cooking at the Turn of the Century, New...

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