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Traditional economics 'biased towards masculine perspectives'

August 18th, 2015

Episode 548 of 1744 episodes

Labour leadership contender Yvette Cooper has called for a “feminist approach to the economy”. It has been a branch of economic thinking for a long time, but what does it mean in practice? Feminist economics shows how the models and methods of traditional economics are biased towards masculine perspectives and masculine topics, said Oxford University's Prof Jane Humphries (pictured above). "Equality is economic sense," said Polly Trenow of the Women's Budget Group.

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