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The Gender of Capital

How Families Perpetuate Wealth Inequality

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$39.95 • £34.95 • €36.95

ISBN 9780674271791

Publication Date: 03/07/2023


344 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

1 illus., 17 tables


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  • Preface to the English Edition
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Family as an Economic Institution
  • 2. Family Reproduction versus Women’s Wealth
  • 3. Acquit the Strong and Condemn the Weak
  • 4. Sexist Accounting under Cover of Egalitarian Law
  • 5. Tax Avoidance and Family Peace at the Expense of Women
  • 6. Can the Courts Make Up for Wealth Inequality?
  • 7. The Particular Hardships of Proletarian Ex-Wives
  • Conclusion
  • Statistical Appendixes
  • Ethnographic and Archival Sources
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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