Green Economics:Women’s Unequal Pay and Poverty: Towards a Gendered, Green Economy (Green Economics Institute Handbook) Paperback – 10 Feb 2012
Women form half the world’s population, but are enormously under represented politically, almost everywhere, and this is one key factor, along with women’s education, that needs to change urgently to rectify these huge imbalances. The book is designed to introduce the reader to the green ideas for change and diversity and inclusion that are sweeping round the world as green economics which has gender inclusion and equality at its core.
The book explores themes of the costs of women’s inequality, unequal pay, education and democracy deficits and also the important movements for change such as the protests and the arab spring – as well as the issues of the changing status quo such as the increasing importance of sovereign wealth funds and power and state capitalism as well as sovereigh debt of devastating levels.
A unique geography of gender issues is provided with voices from all around the globe from China to Africa to India and South America giving a truly inclusive perspective from those most affected. The final section deals with implementation of inclusive policies and diversity and the practicalities of this process.
This book is designed to help ease this process and ensure that women in the 21st century, throughout the world, can achieve their full potential. It is also designed to inspire the reader to get involved in this process and help to create a viable, vibrant and equitable society, for a secure future, for all of humanity in the 21st century. Women’s economic power is, however, gradually increasing and there is now, for the first time, a woman at the head of the International Monetary Fund and the first woman ever won the Nobel Prize for Economics.