This chapter focuses on the integration of gender in economic analysis and asks whether integrating gender can transform economic thinking and how it impacts the design of public policy. By way of background, the first section explores the persistence of the so-called ‘articulated hierarchy’ in mainstream economic thinking that upholds laissez-faire or market liberalization policy and neglects issues of distribution and power relations.2 The second section highlights the challenges in the integration of gender into economic analysis. In particular, it examines the tensions and contradictions posed by mainstream economic theories and models in addressing gender concerns. The third section highlights the contributions of feminist economics in providing the basic pillars for envisioning a gender-aware economics ...
Integrating Gender in Economic Analysis1
Integrating gender in economic analysis