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The Sex Factor

How Women Made the West Rich

Bateman, Victoria

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1. Auflage März 2019
248 Seiten, Hardcover
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ISBN: 978-1-5095-2676-5
John Wiley & Sons

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Why did the west become so rich? Why is inequality on the rise? How 'free' should markets be? And what does sex have to do with it?

In this passionate and skilfully argued book, leading feminist Victoria Bateman shows how we can only understand the burning economic issues of our time if we put sex and gender - 'the sex factor' - at the heart of the picture. Spanning the globe and drawing on thousands of years of history, Bateman weaves rigorous analysis with autobiographical insights to tell a bold, ambitious story about how the status and freedom of women - particularly freedom over their bodies - is central to our prosperity and economic wellbeing. Genuine female empowerment requires us to not only recognise the liberating potential of the market and the importance of smart government policies, but to also challenge the double-standard of many modern feminists when they celebrate the brain while denigrating the body.

This iconoclastic book is a devastating exposé of what we have lost from ignoring 'the sex factor', and how reversing this neglect can drive the economic policies we need to deliver a wealthy, environmentally sustainable and equal society in the twenty-first century.

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Why did the west become so rich? Why is inequality on the rise? How 'free' should markets be? And what does sex have to do with it?

In this passionate and skilfully argued book, leading feminist Victoria Bateman shows how we can only understand the burning economic issues of our time if we put sex and gender - 'the sex factor' - at the heart of the picture. Spanning the globe and drawing on thousands of years of history, Bateman weaves rigorous analysis with autobiographical insights to tell a bold, ambitious story about how the status and freedom of women - particularly freedom over their bodies - is central to our prosperity and economic wellbeing. Genuine female empowerment requires us to not only recognise the liberating potential of the market and the importance of smart government policies, but to also challenge the double-standard of many modern feminists when they celebrate the brain while denigrating the body.

This iconoclastic book is a devastating exposé of what we have lost from ignoring 'the sex factor', and how reversing this neglect can drive the economic policies we need to deliver a wealthy, environmentally sustainable and equal society in the twenty-first century.

* Contents
* Acknowledgments
* Introduction
* Part I: Prosperity
* Chapter 1. Censored: How the West (supposedly) got ahead
* Chapter 2. Uncensored: The Secret Recipe of Economic Success
* Part II: Inequality
* Chapter 3. When did sexism begin?
* Chapter 4. Income inequality: what does sex have to do with it?
* Chapter 5. Sex sells
* Part III: State versus Markets
* Chapter 6. Marx versus Markets
* Chapter 7. Why women make better states
* Part IV: Humanity
* Chapter 8. Me, Myself and I: a history of the individual
* Chapter 9. Humans versus Robots
* Chapter 10. Economics meets Feminism
* Conclusion
* Endnotes
* Bibliography
'Ever controversial, Victoria Bateman's new book will cause a stir. While fun and engaging, it also packs a serious punch and explodes the myth that economics is gender neutral. If you are passionate about economics and feminism, this is well worth a read.'
Ayesha Hazarika, former special adviser to Gordon Brown, Harriet Harman and Ed Miliband; political commentator, broadcaster and stand-up comedian

'It always was insane to think of markets and the public sphere as independent of life in the home and the private sphere. Yet male economists after Adam Smith -- not Smith himself -- spread the insanity. In her crystal-clear yet scholarly book Victoria Bateman provides a sane alternative. Read it, and you'll know how we all, men and women together, became free and rich and, we hope, a little bit saner.'
Deirdre McCloskey, University of Illinois at Chicago, author of Bourgeois Equality

'[Victoria Bateman is] a bold, intelligent and original thinker... the Lady Godiva de nos jours.'
The Amorist


"A spirited exposure of the way that economics neglects gender, enlivened by the author's own experiences and beliefs. The unpaid work of women brings forth the labour force but is not properly acknowledged. And the more women are free to earn, the more their societies flourish."

Professor Avner Offer, University of Oxford
Victoria Bateman is a fellow and lecturer in economics at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University. A high-profile commentator for Bloomberg View and CapX, she has led calls for a sexual revolution in economics as well as conducting various high profile 'naked protests' to highlight the marginalisation of women?s bodies in public life.