A Biographical Dictionary of Women Economists
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A Biographical Dictionary of Women Economists

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.
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Elizabeth Read Brown

Christopher K. Ryan


89 American Women 1607–1950: A Biographical Dictionary, Cambridge: Harvard University Press, pp. 233–6. Lenroot, Katharine (1949), ‘Sophonisba Breckinridge, social pioneer’, Social Service Review, 23, March, 88–92. 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. Ross, Dorothy (1991), The Origins of American Social Science, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Tufts, James L. (1924), ‘The relationship of the professional Schools of Commerce and Administration and Social Service Administration to the social science Departments of Arts, Literature and Science’, The University Presidents’ Papers 1889–1925, The University of Chicago Archives, Box 61, Folder 13. Wright, Helen R. (1954), ‘Three against time: Edith and Grace Abbott and Sophonisba P. Breckinridge’, Social Service Review, 28, June, 41–53. Elizabeth Read Brown (1902–87) Elizabeth Read Brown was born on 8 April 1902 in Michigan. Her parents were J. Herbert and Eva Lumley Read. She received bachelor’s degrees from what are now Eastern Michigan and Case Western Reserve Universities. Her master’s degree in library science was from the University of Michigan. As a librarian she held positions at the following libraries: Royal Oak, Michigan (1928–37), Michigan State University (1937–46), Albion College (1946–51), University of Michigan (1952) and the University of Mississippi (1952–53). At this last posting she met and married the economist, Harry Gunnison Brown (1880–1975). He was Professor Emeritus of the University of Missouri...

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