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About Ailsa Mckay

Ailsa McKay is Professor in Economics at Glasgow Caledonian University. She is a founding member of the Scottish Women's Budget Group and a member of the International Association for Feminist Economics. Her works include 'The Future of Social Security: Women, Work and a Citizens Basic Income'. 

Articles by Ailsa Mckay

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Women, Scotland and the crisis in economics

Economics, still a male-dominated discipline, excludes many issues of relevance to women in Scotland. No wonder they are being hit disproportionately by austerity measures.

The debate over Scotland’s future: do women care?

What does the gender gap in attitudes towards independence tell us about Scottish women, their political attitudes and changing roles in society? This piece looks back to Gerry Hassan's article 'Mind the Gap' and gives a very different verdict.

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