Formally modeling a gender-segregated economy: A reply to Campbell and Warner

Journal Article (Academic article)

Campbell and Warner contend that there are two major problems with my presentation of a formal structure for analysis of a gender-segregated low-income economy in an earlier issue of this journal. Their first argument that there is no explicit treatment of women negotiating their wage is unimportant. Their second argument is correct; my construction of the male's decision-making process is underspecified, precluding an internal maximization solution. Two options for formalization are advanced that make an internal maximization solution feasible. © 1997 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Darity Jr, WA

Published Date

  • 1997

Published In

  • World Development

Volume / Issue

  • 25 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 2159 - 2161