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The Cost of Sexism

Professor Linda Scott

An urgent analysis of global gender inequality and a passionately argued case for change by a pioneer in the movement for women’s economic empowerment.

£10.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571374595
Date Published
03.03.2022
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Summary

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2020 ROYAL SOCIETY INSIGHT INVESTMENT SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 FINANCIAL TIMES AND McKINSEY BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR

An urgent analysis of global gender inequality and a passionately argued case for change by a pioneer in the movement for women’s economic empowerment.

‘A compelling and actionable case for unleashing women’s economic power.’
MELINDA GATES

‘Passionate and timely . . . in a world where so many of us stick to criticising the status quo, it’s heartening to read someone willing to offer viable solutions.’
CAROLINE CRIADO-PEREZ, OBSERVER (author of Invisible Women)

‘One of the most objective, data-led, rigorously scientific and morally persuasive books of the year.’
GUARDIAN (Books of the Year)

The Cost of Sexism is an urgent analysis of global gender inequality and a fervently argued case for change by a pioneer in the movement for women’s economic empowerment. Drawing on decades of statistical evidence, original research and global on-the-ground experience, Linda Scott outlines a revolutionary, actionable plan to remove economic barriers against women, and in the process combat humankind’s most pressing problems.

‘Shocking.’ ADAM RUTHERFORD, BBC INSIDE SCIENCE
‘Scholarly and impassioned.’ FINANCIAL TIMES
‘Essential.’ TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT
‘Powerful.’ NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
‘A rallying cry for global female equality.’ GUARDIAN
‘Pulls no punches.’ IRISH INDEPENDENT
‘An essential call to action.’ FORBES

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The Cost of Sexism was previously published in 2020 in hardback under the title The Double X Economy.

Critic Reviews

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 How Empowering Women of Lift: Changes the World)
Critic Reviews

A passionate and timely study . . . Above all, Scott is practical and pragmatic . . . 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.

Caroline Criado-Perez, Observer
Critic Reviews

A searing analysis of gender bias in the global economy with an agenda for reform . . . [The Cost of Sexism] is vital in both senses of the world: lively and essential . . . it should leave one feeling shocked and shaking with rage.

Jane Robinson, Times Literary Supplement
Critic Reviews

A rallying cry for global female equality . . . blistering . . . there’s something curiously exhilarating all the same about the brisk, no-nonsense anger bubbling beneath the surface of the text.

Gaby Hinsliff, Guardian (Book of the Day)
Critic Reviews

Scholarly and impassioned.

Rebecca Abrams, Financial Times
Critic Reviews

Linda Scott’s new book on the costs of gender inequality pulls no punches.

David Chance, Irish Independent
Professor LindaScott

Linda Scott is an internationally renowned expert on women’s economic development, and Emeritus DP World Professor for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Oxford. She is founder of the Power Shift Forum for Women in the World Economy, which brings together leaders from across sectors; and founder and senior advisor of the Global Business Coalition for Women’s Economic Empowerment,…

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