WBG ECN Feminist Economics Book ClubBook of the Month | Meetings | Reviews
Join us for the book discussions (RSVP below):
27 January 2020
Lambeth Town Hall, London SW2 1RW
‘Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men’ (Caroline Criado-Perez)
Come join us for a discussion on Caroline Criado-Perez’s brilliant book on how biased data contributes to gender inequality and to a world not suited for women. From government policy and medical research, to technology, workplaces, and the media. Invisible Women reveals how in a world built for and by men we are systematically ignoring half of the population, often with disastrous consequences.
‘Collective bargaining and gender equality’ (Phillinger & Wintour)
In February we’re meeting to discuss the role of collective bargaining in achieving gender equality. What has been the impact of feminisation of unions in changing bargaining agendas? From equal pay and work-life balance to non-discrimination and the spill-over of domestic violence into the workplace, this book explores recent developments across the world of collective agreements working for gender equality.
TBC March 2020
‘Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist’ (Kate Raworth)
Join us for a discussion on a new economic model that puts human well-being at the forefront while making sure we do not overstretch Earth’s life-supporting systems – fertile soils, clean water, stable climate and a protective ozone layer – on which we all depend.
TBC April 2020
‘Why Women Will Save the Planet’ (Friends of the Earth & C40 Cities)
This series of essays by city mayors, environmentalists, feminists and academics looks at the contribution women all over the world are making to save our planet and the potential that women’s empowerment has to bring about environmental change.
TBC May 2020
‘The Inner Level: How More Equal Societies Reduce Stress, Restore Sanity and Improve Everyone’s Well-being’ (Wilkinson & Pickett)
In May we’re looking at wider issues of inequality: what can more equal societies teach us about well-being and economic growth? Who benefits? And what is the direction of causation – Is it that happier societies are more equal or that equality improves the well-being of its population?
TBC June 2020
‘The Economy’s Other Half: How taking gender seriously transforms macroeconomics’ (James Heintz)
James Heintz’ important book challenges measurements and concepts of macroeconomics for their disregard of the valuable and quantifiable role that the unpaid work of women for their families contributes to the economy. It also makes the point that the choices made in macroeconomic policies – such as government spending, taxation, monetary policy and financial regulation – have distinct distributive consequences for women and men and can facilitate or impede efforts to achieve gender equality.