- List of Figures
- List of Tables
- Global Finance And Its Institutional Spaces
- Politics And Financial Markets
- Finance And Institutional Investors
- Business Groups And Financial Markets As Emergent Phenomena
- Central Banking And The Triumph Of Technical Rationality
- What is a financial market? Global markets as microinstitutional and post-traditional social forms
- Auctions And Finance
- Interactions And Decisions In Trading
- Traders And Market Morality
- The Material Sociology Of Arbitrage
- Seeing Through The Eyes Of Others: Dissonance Within And Across Trading Rooms
- Market Efficiency: A Sociological Perspective
- Financial Analysts
- Rating Agencies
- Accounting And Finance
- The International Monetary Regime And Domestic Political Economy: The Origin Of The Global Financial Crisis
- A Long Strange Trip: The State And Mortgage Securitization, 1968–2010
- Dead Pledges: Mortgaging Time And Space
- Financial Crises As Symbols And Rituals
- The Sociology Of Financial Fraud
- The Disunity Of Finance: Alternative Practices To Western Finance
- Islamic Banking And Finance: Alternative Or Façade?
- Geographies Of Finance: The State-Enterprise Clusters Of China
- The Financialization Of Art
- Historical Sociology Of Modern Finance
- Gender And Finance
- The Role Of Confidence In Finance
- Finance In Modern Economic Thought
- Financial Automation, Past, Present, And Future
Abstract and Keywords
This article surveys the historically changing views of women and finance, with a special focus on women and risk. It begins by outlining the significant historical changes in women's financial activity from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. Next it contrasts an eighteenth- and nineteenth-century view of women as speculators and of speculation as ‘female’, with a nineteenth- and twentieth-century view of women as cautious investors. It then moves on to the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and explores contemporary views and evidence on women and risk. It considers two specific areas where ‘category’ has an impact on context: women's investments in pensions, and their role as workers in the financial services sector.
Josephine Maltby is Professor of Accounting and Finance at the York Management School, University of York, and previously held a chair at the University of Sheffield. Her major research interests are in accounting and business history, corporate governance, and women as savers and investors. Recent publications include “The Wife's Administration of the Earnings? Working-class Women and Savings in the Mid-nineteenth Century,” Continuity and Change (2011); and (with J. Rutterford, J. Green, A. Owens) “Who Comprised the Nation of Shareholders? Gender and Investment in Great Britain, c. 1870–1935,” The Economic History Review (2011).
Janette Rutterford is Professor of Financial Management at the Open University Business School. Her research interests are the history of investment, women investors, equity valuation, and pension fund management. Her most recent books include Introduction to Stock Exchange Investment (2008, 3rd edn) and she is the coeditor of Women and their Money 1700–1950: Essays on Women and Finance (2009) and of Men, Women and Money: Perspectives on Gender, Wealth and Investment (2011).
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