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Recent article highlights are available below:


    • Among barriers for women-led businesses, gendered structures of market organization and behavior are under-studied.

    • Enduring gender norms can limit effectiveness of economic recovery programs.

    • Gender-intentional enterprise programs should include evaluation components.

  • Has the Feminist Economics Intellectual Project Lost its Way? An Analysis of the Journal’s Evolution – Sarah F. Small & Elissa Braunstein
    • Publications in Feminist Economics have become increasingly intersectional.

    • Non-empirical work has been favored in the publication process.

    • Special issue articles garner more citations on average.

    • Intersectional articles garner fewer citations on average.

    • More “gender” papers lacking feminist engagement have been submitted over time.

  • Sorting the Gender Earnings Gap: Heterogeneity in the South African Labor Market – Dorrit Posel, Dambala Gelo, Daniela Casale & Adeola Oyenubi
    • There is significant heterogeneity in the size of the gender earnings gap in South Africa.

    • This is illustrated using a technique that maps the full distribution of earnings differences.

    • Marriage, children, and geography are important sources of heterogeneity.

    • There is more heterogeneity in the monthly, than hourly, gender earnings gap.

  • The Gender Happiness Gap in China: Composition Effect or Coefficient Effect? – Jidong Yang, Yunqi Zeng & Xianghong Wang 
    • In China, women’s objective achievements in education and income have improved but remain lower than men’s.

    • Women are happier than men due to higher responsiveness to achievements.

    • The income gap between husbands and wives increases women’s subjective well-being and reduces men’s.

    • The traditional belief that men are more capable leaves women worse off in education.

    • The gender happiness gap is much larger in urban areas and eastern regions of China.

  • Gender Gaps in Financial Literacy: Evidence from Argentina, Chile and Paraguay – José Espinoza-Delgado & Jacques Silber 
    • A comprehensive approach to financial literacy in Argentina, Chile, and Paraguay assesses gender differences in financial behavior, financial attitude, and financial knowledge.

    • Financial literacy is relatively low across all three countries.

    • In Argentina and Paraguay, the gender gap in financial literacy is driven by financial knowledge.

    • Education and income are the largest contributors to the variance in financial literacy.