Harriet Taylor Mill, Mary Paley Marshall and Beatrice Potter Webb

Women economists and economists’ wives

Authored by: Virginie Gouverneur

The Routledge Handbook of the History of Women’s Economic Thought

Print publication date:  September  2018
Online publication date:  September  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138852341
eBook ISBN: 9781315723570
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The chapter focuses on three English women who lived between the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century and were married to well-known economists: Harriet Taylor Mill (1807–58), Mary Paley Marshall (1850–1944) and Beatrice Potter Webb (1858–1943). These women evolved in similar social backgrounds and expressed economic ideas, either by producing their own written works or by taking part in the production of works. Nevertheless, their stories diverge on several points.

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