If you were to listen closely to a meeting of economists, you’d likely hear men dominating the conversation. Veteran economist Mary C. Daly describes how male members of her profession often seem amazed when she makes a major presentation and posits that some of that reaction occurs because she is a woman. According to Daly, leaders in the field of economics need to consciously promote gender and minority inclusion. getAbstract recommends this eye-opening article to anyone interested in increasing female representation and participation in the field of economics.
In this summary, you will learn
- How unconscious biases discourage women from participating fully in the economics profession, and
- What steps economists and others can take to make sure women have a major role and a strong voice in the field.
About the Author
Mary C. Daly is the director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.
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