A Feminist Economics Perspective on Recent Trends in Inequality in Canada

  • Fiona MacPhail University of Northern British Columbia
Keywords: Economics, Inequality

Abstract

This paper evaluates, from a feminist economics perspective, the widely discussed trend of increased inequality in Canada. The paper highlights the neoclassical economic concepts underlying the measurement of inequality trends, and it examines how these concepts fail to fully reflect women's contributions to welfare and their welfare positions relative to those of men.
Published
1999-04-01