December 1, 2021

What Does Economic Freedom Look Like for Women? — Rosemarie Fike, Stefanie Haeffele, & Jayme Lemke

  • Rosemarie Fike

    Instructor of Economics, Texas Christian University
  • Stefanie Haeffele

    Senior Program and Operations Director, Academic and Student Programs
  • Jayme Lemke

    Senior Fellow, F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

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In this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, we are joined by Rosemarie Fike, Stefanie Haeffele, and Jayme Lemke as they tackle the fundamental question of what economic freedom looks like for women across the globe. The trio discusses a range of contemporary issues — such as the gender wage gap, women's property rights, and changing social views on labor — while stressing the importance of the economic framework in analyzing them. We'll also hear how the experience of women in informal institutions can help enrich the various disciplines of social sciences, and how the tension between informal norms and formal rules has affected the evolution of women's rights.