The Routledge Handbook of Feminist Economics presents a comprehensive overview of the contributions of feminist economics to the discipline of economics and beyond.

Each chapter situates the topic within the history of the field, reflects upon current debates, and looks forward to identify cutting-edge research. Consistent with feminist economics’ goal of strong objectivity, this Handbook compiles contributions from different traditions in feminist economics (including but not limited to Marxian political economy, institutionalist economics, ecological economics and neoclassical economics) and from different disciplines (such as economics, philosophy and political science). The Handbook delineates the social provisioning methodology and highlights its insights for the development of feminist economics. The contributors are a diverse mix of established and rising scholars of feminist economics from around the globe who skilfully frame the current state and future direction of feminist economic scholarship.

This carefully crafted volume will be an essential resource for researchers and instructors of feminist economics.

part |21 pages


chapter 1|19 pages

The social provisioning approach in feminist economics

The unfolding research

part I|104 pages

Core concepts and frameworks

chapter 4|10 pages

Feminist institutional economics

chapter 7|9 pages

The capability approach

chapter 9|9 pages

Care work

chapter 10|9 pages

Three faces of agency in feminist economics

Capabilities, empowerment, and citizenship

part II|40 pages

Methods, methodology, and measurement

part III|172 pages

Resources for provisioning

chapter 23|9 pages

Global migration and care chains

chapter 24|9 pages

Sex work and trafficking

chapter 26|10 pages

Market reform in transition economies

chapter 27|10 pages

Environmental resources and gender inequality

Use, degradation, and conservation

chapter 28|10 pages


chapter 33|9 pages

Intimate partner violence

part IV|92 pages

Institutions and policies

chapter 35|10 pages

Gender and economic growth

chapter 36|9 pages

Care and the macroeconomy

chapter 38|9 pages


chapter 43|11 pages

The quest for inclusion in economics in the US

Fifty years of slow progress

part V|64 pages

International governance and social provisioning

chapter 44|8 pages

Group-based financial services in the global south

Examining evidence on social efficacy

chapter 45|9 pages

The sustainable development goals

Reflections from a feminist economics perspective

chapter 46|9 pages

Global social policy

chapter 47|9 pages

Gender budgeting

chapter 48|9 pages

Smart economics

chapter 50|9 pages