Gendering the Inequality Debate


Perrons, Diane. 2015. “Gendering the Inequality Debate.” Gender & Development 23 (2): 207–22. 

Author: Diane Perrons


In the past 30 years, economic inequality has increased to unprecedented levels, and is generating widespread public concern among orthodox, as well as leftist and feminist, thinkers. This article explores the gender dimensions of growing economic inequality, summarises key arguments from feminist economics which expose the inadequacy of current mainstream economic analysis on which ‘development’ is based, and argues for a ‘gender and equality’ approach to economic and social policy in both the global North and South.

Keywords: gender inequality, social norms, austerity, socially sustainable development

Topics: Development, Economies, Economic Inequality, Gender, Women, Gendered Power Relations, Gender Equality/Inequality

Year: 2015

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