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Identity economics : how our identities shape our work, wages, and well-being

Author: George A Akerlof; Rachel E Kranton
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work bridges a critical gap in the social sciences. It brings identity and norms to economics. People's notions of what is proper, and what is forbidden, and for whom, are fundamental to how hard they work, and how they learn, spend, and save.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George A Akerlof; Rachel E Kranton
ISBN: 9780691146485 0691146489 9780691152554 0691152551
OCLC Number: 664333145
Awards: Joint winner of Co-Winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Economics 2001
Commended for Association of American Publishers Award for Best Professional/Scholarly Book in Economics 2010 (United States)
Short-listed for Bloomberg News Top Thirty Business Books of the Year 2010 (United States)
Description: vi, 185 p.
Contents: Introduction --
Identity economics --
Identity and norms in utility --
Where we fit into today's economics --
Identity and the economics of the workplace --
Identity and the economics of education --
Gender and work --
Race and minority poverty --
Identity economics and economic methodology --
Five ways identity changes economics and conclusion.
Responsibility: George A. Akerlof and Rachel E. Kranton.
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