FERNs 22.1 Feminist Economics

Feminist Economics

Volume 22, Issue 1, 2016

Special Issue: Voice and Agency

This special issue of Feminist Economics brings together a number of articles on the voice and agency of women and girls. It builds upon a growing body of literature in feminist economics that analyzes voice and agency using bargaining theory as well as behavioral and experimental economics to understand inequalities in power and agency in relation to different institutional domains and socioeconomic processes. It also draws on some of the work carried out by the World Bank in its project on Voice and Agency: Empowering Women and Girls for Shared Prosperity. 
Sarah Gammage, Naila Kabeer, and Yana van der Meulen Rodgers​

Voice and Agency? Where Are We Now?

Sarah Gammage, Naila Kabeer, and Yana van der Meulen Rodgers

The social sciences have a strong tradition, one to which feminists from all disciplines have contributed, that locates agency in the context of structural constraints. This…


Child Marriage, Education, and Agency in Uganda

Quentin Wodon, Minh Cong Nguyen, and Clarence Tsimpo

Child marriage is defined internationally as a legal or customary union involving a boy or girl under 18 years of age. The practice remains highly prevalent for girls today in…


Gender Equality, Economic Growth, and Women’s Agency

Gender Equality, Economic Growth, and Women’s Agency: The “Monotonous Similarity” and “Endless Variety” of Patriarchal Constraints

Naila Kabeer

Macro-econometric studies on the relationship between economic growth and gender equality have…