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OEconomia (2011), 2011:33-49 NecPlus
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doi:10.4074/S2113520711011054

Review Article

Women’s Participation in the ASSA Meetings1


Robert W. Dimanda1, Geoffrey Blacka2 and Evelyn L. Forgeta3

a1 * Department of Economics, Brock University, 500 Glenridge Avenue, St. Catharines, Ontario L2S 3A1, Canada, dimand@brocku.ca
a2 ** Department of Political Science, Brock University, 500 Glenridge Avenue, St. Catharines, Ontario L2S 3A1, Canada, geoffblack@hotmail.com.
a3 *** Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, 750 Bannatyne Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0W3, Canada, forget@cc.umanitoba.ca.
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Abstract

This paper examines how women’s participation in the Allied Social Science Associations annual meetings has changed since the American Economic Association annual meeting was expanded into a joint conference—initially of seven associations, later joined by many other economics and economics-related associations. Particular attention is paid to characterize how this expansion affected women’s participation. Historical perspective is provided by comparing women’s participation in ASSA meetings in the 20th century and first years of the 21st century with their participation in the “first” ASSA, the American Social Science Association, in the decades between the end of the Civil War and the 1885 creation of the American Economic Association.

Résumé

Cet article examine comment la participation des femmes aux meetings annuels de l’Allied Social Science Associations a changée à partir du moment où l’American Economic Association a décidé de faire de ses rencontres annuelles des conférences jointes – initialement avec sept associations, puis plus tard avec de nombreuses autres associations dédiées directement ou indirectement à l’économie. Une attention particulière est accordée à la manière dont cette expansion des meetings de l’AEA a affecté la participation des femmes. Notre perspective historique permet de comparer la participation des femmes aux rencontres de l’ASSA au XXe siècle et début du XXIe siècle à leur participation à la « première » ASSA, l’American Social Science Association, durant les décennies comprises entre la fin de la Guerre civile et la création en 1885 de l’AEA.

Keywords:women in economics; professionalization of economics; gender in economics; American Economics Association; disciplinarity

Mots clés :les femmes dans la profession économique; professionnalisation de la discipline; genres; American Economic Association; champs disciplinaires

JEL:B1; B3; A12; A13; A14

Footnotes

1 A first version of this paper was presented to the Association for Social Economics/International Association for Feminist Economics joint session “Women at the ASSA meetings: Trends, causes and effects” at the ASSA, San Francisco, January 2009.


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