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Figart, Deborah M.

Overview
Works: 45 works in 180 publications in 2 languages and 6,352 library holdings
Genres: Classification 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HD4975, 330.082
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Most widely held works by Deborah M Figart
Living wage movements : global perspectives by Deborah M Figart( )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 1,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living wage activism has spanned time and space, reaching across decades and national boundaries. Conditions generating living wage movements early in the twentieth century have resurfaced in the twenty first century, only on a global scale: 'sweated' labor, macroeconomic instability, and job insecurity. Upon reviewing the empirical evidence, the book's contributors make strong cases both for and against living wage activism. The effective blend of historical, contemporary, and global perspectives provides opportunities for teachers, scholars, and activists to evaluate how we can address low pay at the organizational and macroeconomic levels
Living wages, equal wages : gender and labor market policies in the United States by Deborah M Figart( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 1,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The controversial issue of establishing living wages for all workers makes this book both a timely and indispensable contribution to this wide-ranging debate, and it will surely become required reading for anyone with an interest in modern economic issues."--Jacket
Women and the economy : a reader by Ellen Mutari( )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Mutari and Figart (Richard Stockton College) note the interdisciplinary, non-neoclassical approach to economics of these 20 readings, the first one sets the tone for viewing economics through diverse feminist lenses. Suitable for a primary or supplementary text for courses covering gendered aspects of economic methods, roles, wages, policies, and development. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Working time : international trends, theory, and policy perspectives( )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book presents an analysis of both paid and unpaid work time, integrating a discussion of overwork, underwork, shortening the working week, and flexible work practices. From the broad perspective of social economics, time at work is determined within a complex web of evolving culture and social relations, as well as market, technological, and macroeconomic forces, and institutions such as collective bargaining and government policy. Using a variety of new data sources, the authors review the latest trends on working time in numerous countries, provide theoretical perspectives on both overwork and underemployment, and appraise various public and workplace policies."
Ethics and the market : insights from social economics by Betsy Jane Clary( )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprising cutting-edge work on the state of social economics today, this text includes strong emphasis on the role of ethics, morality, identity, and society in economic theorising. The contributors place the economic within the social, rather than viewing the economy and society as separate spheres
Emotional labor in the service economy( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contesting the market : pay equity and the politics of economic restructuring by Deborah M Figart( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text explores pay equity in the context of a deregulating economy. It chronicles and analyzes the role of the national pay equity movement, women's organizations inside state institutions, and public sector unions in placing a discussion of wage discrimination on the state's agenda
Stories of progressive institutional change : challenges to the neoliberal economy by Deborah M Figart( )

13 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and German and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Palgrave Pivot presents a series of political economy short stories of collective agency, weaving together the history of a progressive change with a discussion of the role of institutions to effect change. These stories highlight sustained activism around valuing caring, ending discrimination, protecting the environment, improving worker well-being, and reimagining ways to encourage local economic development by restoring public-private social balance. Ultimately, these stories demonstrate that challenges to the neoliberal economy are possible. Neoliberalism can be viewed as a value structure that is undermining sustainable human development by elevating the level of risk experienced in daily economic life. Its hallmarks are globalization, market liberalization, deregulation, financialization, cutbacks in social provisioning through the public sector, and restructuring of labor markets in ways that increase instability. Social movements have responded, agitating for change. The stories here provide examples of how social actors engage in collective behavior to advance the objectives of economic justice, democratic participation in economic life, and human development
Handbook of research on gender and economic life by Deborah M Figart( Book )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The excellent list of themes and chapters in this volume reflects the maturity reached by feminist economics in its different dimensions. Based on the notion of social provisioning for all as the basic objective of economics, they represent a challenge to conventional economic thought and they show the importance of understanding theory, institutions, empirical work, and policy from a gender perspective. The global perspective provided through themes and authors is a very useful contribution to the literature."--Lourdes Benería, Cornell University, US. 'Standard economics has a narrow and distorted vision of what "the economy" is, and how it works. Gender scholars are on the forefront of developing better, more encompassing models of human provisioning for well-being. This volume presents a wonderful sampling of these new theoretical and empirical developments.' - Paula England, New York University, US. 'This is an impressive collection that delves deeply and broadly into the myriad ways that gender shapes and alters economic lives and illuminates complex facets of the economic and social provisioning process across the globe. The chapters, by an exciting variety of researchers, policy analysts, and practitioners from numerous fields, present a consistent and persuasive vision of economic well-being as critical to the flourishing of all people.' - Myra H. Strober, Stanford University, US. In the aftermath of global economic downturn, it has never been more important to understand how gender relates to economic life and well-being. This interdisciplinary collection of original research details key areas of intersection, provides a comprehensive overview of the current state of research and proposes avenues for further investigation. The Handbook illuminates complex facets of the economic and social provisioning process across the globe. The contributors - academics, policy analysts and practitioners from wide-ranging areas of expertise - discuss the methodological approaches to, and analytical tools for, conducting research on the gender dimension of economic life. They also provide analyses of major issues facing both developed and developing countries. Topics explored include civil society, discrimination, informal work, working time, central bank policy, health, education, food security, poverty, migration, environmental activism and the financial crisis. Economists, sociologists and political scientists will find this book to be an invaluable research tool, as will academics, researchers and students with an interest in economics - particularly feminist economics - gender studies and global studies
Just one more hand : life in the casino economy by Ellen Mutari( Book )

5 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just One More Hand tells a story that workers all over can relate to: an industry that promised a solid and stable livelihood is being transformed by competitive pressures, causing employees to lose their economic footing. What seemed like a good job one day becomes a bad job the next. Incorporating the real experiences of casino employees, the book demonstrates the difficulties for local communities that are building new casinos in the hopes of luring tourists. Local communities placing all their chips on casinos as an economic development strategy face increasingly long odds. Life stories of individual workers in Atlantic City are explored in the context of the history of the city and the now-global gaming industry. With more and more casinos competing for customers, employees are feeling the brunt of cost-cutting measures, including the wholesale closure of some casinos. While long-time employees are fighting against concessions and wage stagnation, younger workers juggle multiple part-time and seasonal jobs at several casinos. Policy makers hoping to offset these trends are trying to rebrand Atlantic City for a younger, hipper, and more well-to-do clientele using public-private partnerships. Unfortunately, scant attention is being paid to the core issue in economic development--the need for sustainable livelihoods and meaningful work. Here, Ellen Mutari and Deborah Figart explore the realities of the industry and the lives and challenges the workers within it are facing. -- Provided by publisher
Living standards and social well-being by Deborah M Figart( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Too many of the world's citizens face impoverished living standards. The economic and financial crises have made matters worse. The viewpoint of Living Standards and Social Well-Being is that the fundamental objective for an economy is provisioning, not simply efficiency. The chapters in this volume examine how economies across the globe come to understand what constitutes a living and how they can improve living standards, including balancing paid work with family life and civic responsibility. The authors provide historical, theoretical, and empirical studies of moving economies at the macro level and households at the micro level toward improved living standards. It is argued that achieving well-being and decent living standards, through work and welfare state policies, is a social responsibility. Such improvements could be delivered through basic income policies, family support, job guarantees, decent work, shorter work weeks, and support from social welfare. These issues are important for economics and the other social sciences and in particular for social economics. This book was published as a special issue of the Review of Social Economy
Economic status of women in the labor market and prospects for pay equity over the life cycle by Deborah M Figart( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social and economic forces in the post-war era have lead to an increased commitment by women of all ages to the labor force. In contrast, the labor force participation rate for men has declined. With women's continued predominance in the service sector and jobs lost in the traditionally male manufacturing sector of the U.S. economy, men and women are being affected differently by changes in macroeconomic trends. Within and across industries, women are still concentrated in clerical, sales, service, and light manufacturing jobs. Women made minor gains moving into management and the professions, but mostly into predominantly female categories and/or low-paying jobs. Although these gains have been somewhat higher for younger women, the evidence is inconclusive as to whether these advances will continue over their working lives and for succeeding generations. Even where occupational desegregation by sex has occurred, men and women in the same occupation continue to work in different establishments or departments and have different pay scales. Median incomes are inversely related to the percentage of females in an occupation; internal labor markets can be used as a lens to evaluate the extent of sex segregated career tracking and the disproportion of men at the top of the career ladder, even in female-dominated occupations. The wage gap has not declined despite women's increased education, experience, and tenure because women face different opportunity structures than do men. Policy options are recommended. Data are presented on 22 tables and figures. A 47-item list of references is included. (Author/ bjv)
Social economics. Policy( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Those toiling in the field of social economics seek to explain how the economy and social justice relate, and what this implies for economic theory and policy. Their invigorating scholarly output ranges from conceptual work on aligning economic institutions and policies with given ethical principles, to theoretical representations of individual behaviour that allow for both self-interested and `pro-social' motives, and to original empirical work on persistent social issues such as poverty, inequality, and unfair discrimination. Social economics is a well-established and flourishing area of research and study, and this new four-volume collection in the Routledge Major Works series, Critical Concepts in Economics, meets the need for an authoritative reference work to enable users to make better sense of its voluminous literature. Indeed, the sheer scale of the research output-and the breadth of the field-makes this anthology especially welcome. It provides a one-stop collection of classic and contemporary contributions to facilitate ready access to the most influential and important scholarship from a wide range of theoretical and practical perspectives. Social Economics is fully indexed and has a comprehensive introduction, newly written by the editors, which places the material in its intellectual context. It is an essential work of reference and is destined to be valued by scholars and advanced students, as well as by practitioners and policy-makers, as a vital research resource
How Women Can Earn a Living Wage The Effects of Pay Equity Remedies and a Higher Minimum Wage. Research-in-Brief by Deborah M Figart( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Efforts to shift women from welfare into the labor market will not necessarily move women out of poverty because the wages they are likely to earn are so low. According to research tracking Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) recipients over a 2-year period, 43% of AFDC recipients combine welfare with a substantial amount of paid employment. Most earn poverty-level wages. Two labor market reforms could help women: pay equity remedies and a higher minimum wage. Because average earnings in an occupation fall as the proportion of women workers in that occupation rises, pay equity would mean more money for families. If a pay equity policy (such as a federal comparable worth policy) were adopted nationally, the percentage of women earning less than each of the three poverty thresholds would decline. An analysis of the impact of raising the minimum wage on women's poverty that included consideration for wage increases on the "minimum wage contour" established that the impact of a 90-cent increase in the minimum wage on reducing poverty among women would approach but not equal the impact of a pay equity policy. Pay equity would also help reverse the recent increase in earnings inequality and erosion of living standards at the bottom end of the earnings distribution in the United States that have occurred since 1980. (MN)
Social economics. Social economic theory( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Those toiling in the field of social economics seek to explain how the economy and social justice relate, and what this implies for economic theory and policy. Their invigorating scholarly output ranges from conceptual work on aligning economic institutions and policies with given ethical principles, to theoretical representations of individual behaviour that allow for both self-interested and `pro-social' motives, and to original empirical work on persistent social issues such as poverty, inequality, and unfair discrimination. Social economics is a well-established and flourishing area of research and study, and this new four-volume collection in the Routledge Major Works series, Critical Concepts in Economics, meets the need for an authoritative reference work to enable users to make better sense of its voluminous literature. Indeed, the sheer scale of the research output-and the breadth of the field-makes this anthology especially welcome. It provides a one-stop collection of classic and contemporary contributions to facilitate ready access to the most influential and important scholarship from a wide range of theoretical and practical perspectives. Social Economics is fully indexed and has a comprehensive introduction, newly written by the editors, which places the material in its intellectual context. It is an essential work of reference and is destined to be valued by scholars and advanced students, as well as by practitioners and policy-makers, as a vital research resource
Social economics. Social provisioning( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Those toiling in the field of social economics seek to explain how the economy and social justice relate, and what this implies for economic theory and policy. Their invigorating scholarly output ranges from conceptual work on aligning economic institutions and policies with given ethical principles, to theoretical representations of individual behaviour that allow for both self-interested and `pro-social' motives, and to original empirical work on persistent social issues such as poverty, inequality, and unfair discrimination. Social economics is a well-established and flourishing area of research and study, and this new four-volume collection in the Routledge Major Works series, Critical Concepts in Economics, meets the need for an authoritative reference work to enable users to make better sense of its voluminous literature. Indeed, the sheer scale of the research output-and the breadth of the field-makes this anthology especially welcome. It provides a one-stop collection of classic and contemporary contributions to facilitate ready access to the most influential and important scholarship from a wide range of theoretical and practical perspectives. Social Economics is fully indexed and has a comprehensive introduction, newly written by the editors, which places the material in its intellectual context. It is an essential work of reference and is destined to be valued by scholars and advanced students, as well as by practitioners and policy-makers, as a vital research resource
Europe at a crossroads : harmonization, liberalization, and the gender of work time by Ellen Mutari( )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social economics. Philosphy( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Those toiling in the field of social economics seek to explain how the economy and social justice relate, and what this implies for economic theory and policy. Their invigorating scholarly output ranges from conceptual work on aligning economic institutions and policies with given ethical principles, to theoretical representations of individual behaviour that allow for both self-interested and `pro-social' motives, and to original empirical work on persistent social issues such as poverty, inequality, and unfair discrimination. Social economics is a well-established and flourishing area of research and study, and this new four-volume collection in the Routledge Major Works series, Critical Concepts in Economics, meets the need for an authoritative reference work to enable users to make better sense of its voluminous literature. Indeed, the sheer scale of the research output-and the breadth of the field-makes this anthology especially welcome. It provides a one-stop collection of classic and contemporary contributions to facilitate ready access to the most influential and important scholarship from a wide range of theoretical and practical perspectives. Social Economics is fully indexed and has a comprehensive introduction, newly written by the editors, which places the material in its intellectual context. It is an essential work of reference and is destined to be valued by scholars and advanced students, as well as by practitioners and policy-makers, as a vital research resource
Remedying "unfair acts" : U.S. pay equity by race and gender by June Lapidus( )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reviving pay equity : new strategies for attacking the wage gap by Peggy Kahn( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Living wage movements : global perspectives
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Living wages, equal wages : gender and labor market policies in the United StatesWomen and the economy : a readerWorking time : international trends, theory, and policy perspectivesEthics and the market : insights from social economicsEmotional labor in the service economyLiving standards and social well-being
Alternative Names
Figart, Deborah 1959-

Languages
English (151)

German (1)