Book

Human capital in gender and development (2018)

in: Routledge studies in gender and global politics

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Abstract

Human Capital in Gender and Development addresses timely feminist debates about the relationship between feminism, neoliberalism, and international development. The book engages with human capital theory, a labour economics theory associated with the Chicago School that now animates a wide range of political and economic governance. The book argues that human capital theory has been instrumental in constructing an economistic vision of gender equality as a tool for economic growth, and girls and women of the global South as the quintessential entrepreneurs of the post-global financial crisis era.

Keywords

Feminist economics, Human capital, Women, History, Economic conditions, Employment

Publisher

Routledge, an imprint of Taylor and Francis

Pages

200

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