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Women’s Economic Empowerment, Past and Future – Episode 70 – The Oxford Comment



On today’s episode of The Oxford Comment, we discussed the global and historical implications of women, work, and economic empowerment.

First, we welcomed Laura M. Argys and Susan L. Averett, the authors of Women in the Workforce: What Everyone Needs to Know®, to share their research on women’s growing role in the workforce and the problems with definitively measuring the gender wage gap. We then interviewed, Laura Edwards, the author of Only the Clothes on Her Back: Clothing and the Hidden History of Power in the Nineteenth-Century United States, looking at the 19th century legal status of textiles and how they provided a unique path to economic empowerment for women and people of color.

Learn more about Laura M. Argys and Susan L. Averett and Women in the Workforce here: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/women-in-the-workforce-9780190093389
Learn more about Laura F. Edwards and Only the Clothes on Her Back here: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/only-the-clothes-on-her-back-9780197568576

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Executive Producer: Steven Filippi
Associate Producers: Sarah Butcher
Host: Rachel Havard

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