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Forget, Evelyn L. (1996), ‘Margaret Gilpin Reid: A Manitoba Home Economist Goes to Chicago’, Feminist Economics, 2(3), 1–16. Friedman, Milton (1957), A Theory of the Consumption Function, Princeton: University of Princeton Press. Modigliani, Franco (1985), Life Cycle, Individual Thrift and the Wealth of Nations, Stockholm: Nobel Foundation. Yi, Yun-Ae (1996), ‘Margaret G. Reid: Life and Achievements’, Feminist Economics, 2(3), 17– 36. Joan Robinson (1903–83) Joan Robinson was born in 1903 to a well-educated and high-achieving upper-middle-class family in Surrey. Her family combined a characteristic seriousness and forthrightness in the pursuit of truth with a well-established history of dissent. Her mother Helen Marsh was the daughter of Jane Perceval Marsh, a nurse and the founder of the Alexandra Hospital for Children with Hip Disease, and Frederick Howard Marsh, Professor of Surgery and Master of Downing College, Cambridge. Her paternal grandfather, F.D. Maurice, was involved in fundamental controversies over religious questions and had been the author of philosophical works, sermons and a novel. He was involved in one of the ﬁrst efforts in 1848 to establish higher education for women in England. Her father was a military historian, a biographer and a journalist. He was also the victim of the (in)famous Maurice debate in Parliament in 1918 which ended his military career. He instigated this debate by accusing Prime Minister Lloyd George of deceiving the country about the strength of the British army in an unprecedented open letter to The Times. Her uncle Edward Marsh was a...
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