The Status of Women in Classical Economic ThoughtISBN: 1840644788;
Book DescriptionThe Status of Women in Classical Economic Thought is the first volume to explore how the classical economists explained the status of women in society. As the essays show, the focus of the classical school was not nearly as limited to theactivities of men as conventional wisdom has supposed. The contributors explore their insights and how they illuminate contemporary economic debates regarding women?s status. The classical school specified a number of fundamental research themeswhich have since dominated how economists approach this topic. A sophisticated response was developed to the question: why is it that in all human societies women have suffered a lower status than that enjoyed by men? Those who theorized on the question are covered here and include: Poulain de la Barre, John Locke, Montesquieu, Adam Smith, Nicolas and Sophie de Condorcet, Jeremy Bentham, Priscilla Wakefield, Jean-Baptiste Say, Nassau Senior, John Stuart Mill and Harriet Taylor Mill,...
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