Men, women, and money : perspectives on gender, wealth, and investment, 1850-1930

edited by David R. Green ... [et al.]

The late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries witnessed significant developments in the structure, organization, and expansion of financial markets and opportunities for investment in Britain and its empire. But very little is known about how men and women engaged with these markets and with new opportunities for money-making. In what ways did the composition of personal fortunes alter in response to these developments? How did individuals make use of new financial opportunities to further their own priorities and ensure their families' well-being? What choices of securities did they make, and how did these reflect their attitudes to investment risk? What were the implications of a rapidly growing investor population for corporate governance and the regulation of markets? How significant is gender in understanding new patterns of wealth holding and investment? This interdisciplinary book brings together a range of leading international scholars to answer these questions and to develop important new research agendas. Foremost among these is a concern for gender, with several of the chapters exploring the growing importance of women within investment markets. These findings open up dialogues between economic and financial historians with social, gender, and feminist historians, and add a significant new dimension to existing research on women's economic agency. The volume also breaks fresh ground by analysing aspects of wealth holding and finance in British colonial settings: Canada and Australia. Understanding the extent to which global financial processes shaped the economic lives of those on the 'periphery' as well as at the 'heart' of empire will offer new insights into the social and geographical diffusion of financial markets.

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  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Wealth, Investment and Global Finance: International Financial Centres, 1870-1930
  • 3. The Shareholder's <"Dog>" that did not Bark: The History of British Contested Takeover Bids in Comparative Perspective
  • 4. Gamblers, Fools, Victims or Wizards? The British Investor in the Public Mind, 1850- 1930
  • 5. The Wealth Structure of Britain in 1809-39, 1860-61 and 1906
  • 6. Assets of the Dead: Wealth and Investment in Late Nineteenth-Century England and Wales
  • 7. Colonial Sisters and Their Wealth: The Wealth Holdings of Women in South Australia, 1875-1915
  • 8. Wealth and Gender in Ontario: 1870-1930
  • 9. They Lived and Saved: Examining the Savings Motives of Shopkeepers in Late Nineteenth-Century Britain, 1860-1890
  • 10. Shareholder Liability, Risk Aversion, and Investment Returns in Nineteenth-Century British Banking
  • 11. The Evidence for 'Democratisation' of Share Ownership in Great Britain in the Early Twentieth Century

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書名 Men, women, and money : perspectives on gender, wealth, and investment, 1850-1930
著作者等 Green, David R.
Maltby Josephine
Owens Alastair
Rutterford Jannette
Green David R.
出版元 Oxford University Press
刊行年月 2011
ページ数 xvi, 308 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 9780199593767
NCID BB0598672X
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス