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The Double X Economy - by Linda Scott (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 384

Genre: Business + Money Management

Sub-Genre: Women in Business

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Age Range: Adult

Author: Linda Scott

Language: English

Street Date: July 21, 2020
TCIN: 79414602
UPC: 9780374142629
Item Number (DPCI): 247-35-2533
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported


Scott's narrative makes clear that the whole population, not just half, matters for the global economy. --Heather Boushey, The New York Times Book Review

What [Scott] brings to this relatively well-worn argument is a global perspective, drawing on often fascinating vignettes from the African and Bangladeshi villages in which she has worked, but also a rallying cry against blaming women for things that are not their fault . . . Those who have had more than enough "fun" feminist books - frothy you-go-girl stuff by celebrity authors, or compendiums of inspiring women down the ages - may well find [The Double X Economy] a tonic. --Gaby Hinsliff, The Guardian (Book of the day)

A searing analysis of gender bias in the global economy with an agenda for reform . . . The Double X Economy is vital in both senses of the word: lively and essential . . .it should leave one feeling shocked and shaking with rage. --Jane Robinson, TLS

Like Virginia Woolf before her, Scott identifies female economic empowerment as the key to liberation . . . the coronavirus outbreak has made Scott's message more urgent than ever . . . a breath of fresh, if infuriating, air. In a world where so many of us stick safely to criticising the status quo, it's heartening to read someone willing to offer viable solutions. The question is, will any of us listen? --Caroline Criado Perez, The Observer (London)

[An] in-depth, highly revealing analysis . . . Scott backs her arguments with hard data and numerous charts and graphs, showing unequivocally that women are not being treated fairly regarding nearly every aspect of the global economy. Fortunately, Scott shares plenty of easily implementable ideas to change the situation. . . A precise, eye-opening account that shows what needs to change to make the world a more equitable environment for all. --Kirkus (starred review)

Remarkably comprehensive . . . Closing with practical tips for making improvements on the global, national, and individual levels, Scott delivers a persuasive call to action enriched by hard data and personal experience. Feminists, economists, and policy makers should consider this impressive and impassioned account required reading. --Publishers Weekly

[Scott assembles] a breathtaking array of data and case studies . . . a thorough, authoritative rebuke to the sexist exclusion of women from financial systems across the world. --Booklist

"Linda Scott shines a light on women's essential and often invisible contributions to our global economy--while combining insight, analysis, and interdisciplinary data to make a compelling and actionable case for unleashing women's economic power." --Melinda Gates, author of The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World

"The Double X Economy is a powerful presentation on the costs of gender inequality for all of society. Linda Scott makes a strong evidence-based case -- interspersed with compelling real life examples from around the globe -- for women's economic empowerment. If we want to grow economies and inclusive prosperity long into the future, there is a solution staring us in the face: unleash the power of women's full economic participation. As Linda Scott shows, this is the great imperative of our time." --Melanne Verveer, Executive Director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, and the former U.S. Ambassador for Global Women's Issues

The Double X Economy is a thought-provoking, data-rich argument for what society and world economies sacrifice by excluding women. This is a crucial book on a crucial subject. --Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women

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