Book Spotlights

The Political Economy of Gender: Welfare State, Market and Family

Nobuko Hara (Yuhikaku Publisher, Tokyo, 2016) This book analyzes the political economy of gender in terms family economics, care regimes, and work-life balance.

Gender and Risk-Taking: Economics, Evidence and Why the Answer Matters

Julie Nelson (Routledge, June 2017) This book demonstrates that the popular claim that “women are more risk-averse than men” is not based in high quality empirical research, but rather on stereotyping and publication bias. This gendered association compromises fairness in employment, in the health of the financial sector, and in responses to environmental problems.