Providing a richer understanding of the sociology of the economics profession, this book presents the oral histories of the female economists who received PhDs between 1950 and 1975.
By the 1950s the percentage of all economic doctorates awarded to women had dropped to a record low of less than five percent.By presenting interviews with the female economists who received PhD's between 1950 and 1975, this book provides a richer understanding of the sociology of the economics profession. Their post-war experiences as family members, students and professionals, illustrate the challenges that have been faced by women, including both white and African-American women, in a white male dominated profession.Engaging and insightful, the impressive scope of philosophical perspectives, career paths, research interests, feminist inclinations, and observations about the economics profession and women's place within it, will appeal to anyone interested in economics, sociology and gender studies.
Introduction1. Ingrid Hahne Rima2.Marianne Abeles Ferber3. Barbara Berman Bergmann4. Alice Mitchell Rivlin5. Suzanne Wiggins Helburn6. Anne Mayhew7. Myra Hoffenberg Strober8. Barbara Ann Posey Jones9. Lois Banfill Shaw10. Margaret Simms11. Lourdes BeneriaAppendix: Questions used for oral history project