Scholarly Comments on Academic Economics

Catherine Hakim on Work-Lifestyle Preference and Erotic Capital

In this podcast, Catherine Hakim first discusses “preference theory,” her theory that women have different attitudes than men about work and lifestyle. The discussion is framed by her contribution to the 2008 EJW symposium on gender balance in the economics profession. (And here is a subsequent rejoinder by symposium lead authors Christina Jonung and Ann-Charlotte StÃ¥hlberg.) Then, Dr. Hakim discusses her recent work on erotic capital, explaining what it is, what it helps us understand, and why it is increasingly important.

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