Reading List

How does the family function as an economic unit? And how do individuals allocate time between the labor market and the household? Students grappled with these questions last fall in Lucie Schmidt’s course Gender and Economics. The syllabus included readings from the books Women Don’t Ask: Negotiation and the Gender Divide, by Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever; The Price of Motherhood: Why the Most Important Job in the World is Still the Least Valued, by Ann Crittenden; and Latinas and African-American Women at Work: Race, Gender and Economic Inequality, edited by Irene Browne.