A Biographical Dictionary of Women Economists
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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.
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Maxine Bernard Yaple Sweezy Woolston

Spencer J. Pack

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472 Maxine Bernard Yaple Sweezy Woolston (1915) (with Ella A. Merritt), Child Labor Legislation in the United States, Washington, DC: Government Printing Office. (1918), History of Labor in the United States (with John R. Commons, David J. Saposs, E.B. Mittleman, H.E. Hoagland, John B. Andres and Selig Perlman), New York: The Macmillan Company. (1919), Standards Applicable to Child Labor, US Children’s Bureau, Washington, DC: Government Printing Office. (1921), The Working Children of Boston: A Study of Child Labor under a Modern System of Legal Regulation, Washington, DC: Government Printing Office. (1924), Standards Applicable to the Administration and Employment-Certificate Systems, Washington, DC: Government Printing Office. Other sources and references Olson, Frederick I. (1971), ‘Helen Laura Sumner Woodbury’, in Edward T. James (ed.), Notable American Women, 1607–1950, Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press. Maxine Bernard Yaple Sweezy Woolston (b. 1911) Maxine Woolston grew up in the Kansas City area, and was a granddaughter of Zachary Taylor, twelfth president of the USA. She received her BA and MA from Stanford, and her Ph.D. from Radcliffe/Harvard (1940); she also attended the London School of Economics. Woolston taught at various schools in the USA, including Sarah Lawrence, Tufts, Vassar, Simmons, Haverford, Swarthmore, Wellesley, University of Pennsylvania, University of New Haven, and, for the greatest length of time, Bryn Mawr. During World War II she worked in the Office of Price Administration and the Foreign Economic Administration. Her detailed knowledge of the structure of the German economy was apparently utilized when...

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