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Guide to the Barbara Bergmann Papers, 1942-2015

Summary

Barbara Bergmann was leader in feminist economics and author of 11 books. Her archival collection consists of published writings, including congressional testimony; assorted research files and projects, including a selection of books from her library; and personal miscellany, including some career awards.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11388
Title
Barbara Bergmann papers
Date
1942-2015
Creator
Bergmann, Barbara R.
Extent
13.5 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

The Barbara Bergmann Papers consist of writings by Bergmann, largely published versions, as well as some draft materials, project files, and research materials she accummulated. The contents of the collection speak to the breadth of Bergmann's interests in economic approaches -- including mathematical modelling, microsimulation, and government regulations -- as well as her wide ranging interests in sex and race discrimination, child care, poverty, affirmative action, economic aspects of parenting, education, domestic labor, wage discrimination, social security, and numerous other topics within the broad definition of feminist economics.

The Writings Series predominantly consists of publications -- essays, articles, chapters, and books -- authored by Bergmann. There are also copies of her testimonies to Congress on poverty and child care. Materials are filed by title, and any supplemental information (including research, correspondence, and drafts) are included with the final published version of the work. There are a wide range of publications represented in this series, including newspapers, academic journals, commercial presses, and academic presses.

The Project Files Series contains files from some of Bergmann's ongoing professional work, including a substantial amount of research and anecdotal evidence collected about marriage, intended for an unfinished book on the decline of marriage in America. The Project Files series also contains materials about Bergmann's economic activism, relating to her work identifying gender discrimination practices by Giant Foods, Inc., and her consulting role for the Service Employees International Union representing nurses in an anti-trust lawsuit against hospital salary practices in the 2000s.

A selection of published works collected by Bergmann on topics relevant to her research interests, including several Census Bureau reports, is held in the Research Files/Bergmann's Library Series. The Teaching Series includes course packs and hiring information from Bergmann's tenure in the American University Economics Department. Finally, the Autobiographical/Personal Materials Series contains some of Bergmann's awards and honors, including her B.A. from Cornell University; numerous interviews and statements from Bergmann discussing her career, personal history, and economic philosophy; and professional photographs of Bergmann.

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Arrangement

Collection is arranged into series: Writings, Research/Library Files, Project Files, Autobiographical/Personal Materials, and Teaching.

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Contents of the Collection

The 1973 Report of the President's Council of Economic Advisors: The economic role of women, 1973 Sept.
Box 1
Abolish the Nobel Prize for Economics, 1999 Mar./Apr.

Published in Challenge Magazine

Box 1
Alternative measures of structural unemployment, 1965

Published in Brookings Institution

Box 1
Assessing the impact of alternative economic outcomes on social objectives, 1972

Chapter in Input-Output Techniques, ed. by A. Brody and A.P. Carter

Box 1
Basic income grants or the welfare state: which promotes gender equality?, 2008 Dec.
Box 1
Becker's theory of the family: preposterous conclusions, 1995

Published in Challenge Magazine and Feminist Economics journal.

Box 1
Bloated administration, blighted campuses, 1991 Nov. Dec.

Academe

Box 1
Book reviews by Bergmann, 1984-2010
Box 1
A budget-based definition of poverty, 1993

Published in Journal of Human Resources

Box 1
A business showcases its segregated staff, 1997

Published in Dollars and Sense

Box 1
Changes in family and work roles of women and men: The challenge of policy, 1983 Oct. 27

Testimony before the Joint Economic Committee, U.S. Congress

Box 1
Child care: the key to ending child poverty, 1996

Chapter in Social Policies for Children, ed. by I. Garfinkel, J. L. Hochschild, and S. McLanahan

Box 1
Child support awards: state guidelines versus public opinion, 1995

Published in Family Law Quarterly

Box 1
Combining microsimulation and regression: a "prepared" regression of poverty incidence on unemployment and growth, 1973

Published in Econometrica

Box 1
Combining microsimulation and regression: a reply, 1975

Published in Econometrica

Box 1
Comment on Higgin's "Women in the Islamic Republic of Iran: Legal, Social, and Ideological Changes", 1987

Published in Signs

Box 1
The common sense of affirmative action, 1985

Chapter in Selected Affirmative Action Topics in Employment and Business Set-Asides

Box 1
"Comparable worth" for professors, 1985

Published in Academe

Box 1
The continuing need for affirmative action, 1999

Published in The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance

Box 1
The corporation faces issues of race and gender, 1996

Chapter in The American Corporation Today, ed. by C. Kaysen

Box 1
A "cost-sharing" formula for child support payments, undated

manuscript draft

Box 1
Could Social Security go broke?, 2008

Chapter in The Economists' Voice, ed. by J. Stiglitz, A. Edlin, and J. B. DeLong

Box 1
Curing child poverty in the United States, undated
Box 1
The current state of economics: needs lots of work, 2005

Published in Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science

Box 1
A debate on the budget deficit, 2004

Published in Challenge Magazine

Box 1
Debt-servicing in sanction-free situations: A comment, 1965

Published in The National Banking Review

Box 1
Debt and taxes, 2000

Published in American Prospect

Box 1
Decent child care at decent wages, 2001

Published in American Prospect

Box 1
Deciding who's poor, 2000 Mar./Apr.

Published in Dollars and Sense

Box 1
Diagnosing discrimination, 1976

Chapter in Equal Employment Opportunity and the AT&T Case, ed. by Phyllis Wallace

Box 1
Discrimination (Dictionary entry), undated
Box 2
Discrimination and unemployment, 1980

Chapter in Unemployment in Western Countries, published conference proceedings for International Economic Association

Box 2
Discrimination through the economist's eye, 2008

Chapter in Sex Discrimination in the Workplace, ed. by F. Crosby, M. Stockdale, and S. A. Ropp

Box 2
Do sports really make money for the university?, 1988, 1991

Two versions, published in Footnotes (AAUP) and Academe

Box 2
Does the market for women's labor need fixing?, 1989 Winter

Published in Journal of Economic Perspectives

Box 2
Economic issues in child care policy, 1994 Dec.

Published in Pediatrics

Box 2
Economic risks of being a housewife, 1981 May

Chapter in Women and the Economy: A Reader, ed. by E. Mutari and D. Figart

Box 2
Economic support of "fatherless" children, 1981

Chapter in Income Support: Conceptual and Policy Issues, ed. by P. Brown, C. Johnson, and P. Vernier

Box 2
Economics of women's liberation, 1973 Mar.

Published in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

Box 2
The economy and the economics profession: both need work, 2008-2009

Published in Eastern Economic Journal

Box 2
The effect of wives' labor force participation on inequality in the distribution of family income, 1980

Published in Journal of Human Resources

Box 2
The effect of white incomes of discrimination in employment, 1971 Mar./Apr.

Published in Journal of Political Economy

Box 2
Empirical work on the labor market: is there any alternative to regression running?, undated

Published in Econometrics

Box 2
Equality in retirement benefits: the need for pension reform, 1975 Fall

Published in Civil Rights Digest

Box 2
Evaluating and forecasting progress in racial integration and employment, 1972 Apr.

Published in Industrial and Labor Relations Review

Box 2
An experiment on the formation of expectations, 1986, 1988

Published in Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization

Box 2
Feminism and economics, 1983 Sept./Oct.

Published in Academe

Box 2
French child welfare system: an excellent system we could adapt and afford, 1993

Chapter in Sociology and the Public Agenda, ed. by W. J. Wilson

Box 2
A fresh start on welfare reform, 1987

Published in Challenge Magazine

Box 2
The future of child care, 1995 Aug.

drafts

Box 2
Gender in public expenditure reviews, 2005

Chapter in Public Expenditure Analysis, ed. by Anwar Shah

Box 2
Government support for families with children in the United States and France, 1996, 1997

Published in Feminist Economics

Box 2
Have economists failed?, 1974, 1975

Proceedings and conference issue, Eastern Economic Journal

Box 2
Helping working parents is key to reducing child poverty in America, 1997

Published by National Center for Children in Poverty

Box 2
The housewife and social security reform: a feminist perspective, 1982

Chapter in A Challenge to Social Security, ed. by R. Burkhauser and K. Holden

Box 2
How to analyze the fairness of faculty women's salaries on your own campus, 1975

Published in AAUP Bulletin

Box 2
The immigration controversy we should be having, undated

Draft

Box 3
In defense of affirmative action, 2000

Chapter in Sex, Race, and Merit, ed. by F. Crosby and C. VanDeVeer

Box 3
Income for the single parent: child support, work, and welfare, 1987

Chapter in Gender in the Workplace, ed. by C. Brown and J. Pechman

Box 3
Instead of "Cut 'Em Off": a program to help working parents, 1995 May

Published in The Nation

Box 3
Is affirmative action a quota system?, 1997

Chapter in Civil Rights and Race Relation in the Post Reagan-Bush Era, ed. by Samuel Myers, Jr.

Box 3
Is there a conflict between racial justice and women's liberation?, 1985 Summer

Published in Rutgers Law Review

Box 3
Job bias is still the rule, not the exception, 1995 Mar. 22

Published in Newsday

Box 3
Los Angles Times editorials, articles, 1983-1988

Various clippings and articles written by Bergmann.

Box 3
Labor market data needs relating to anti-discrimination activity, 1979 Apr.

Published by National Commission Employment/Unemployment Statistics

Box 3
Labor market failures in nursing, 2006 Nov./Dec.

Published in Challenge Magazine

Box 3
Letters to the editor, 1980s-2010s

Various published letters to the editor, written by Bergmann, collected from assorted newspapers and journals.

Box 3
Loose pages of unidentified drafts, undated
Box 3
Lone mothers: what is to be done?, 2004 Jul.

Published in Feminist Economics

Box 3
Long leaves, child well-being, and gender equality, 2008

Published in Politics and Society

Box 3
Macroeconomic effects of a Humphrey-Hawkins type program, 1977

Published in American Economics Association

Box 3
Macroeconomic models on microfoundations: data requirements, 1984

Published in Review of Public Data Use

Box 3
Making child care "affordable" in the United States, 1999 May

Two versions, published in The Annals: Silent Crisis in U.S. Child Care (special issue) and Social Politics

Box 3
Marriage in America / Ever after, 2007 Jun.

Times Literary Supplement book reviews

Box 3
"Measurement" or finding things out in economics, 1987 Spring

Published in Journal of Economic Education

Box 3
Micro-simulation: models, methods, and applications, 1980

IUI Conference reports (3 articles)

Box 3
Micro-to-macro simulation: a primer with a labor market example, 1990 Winter

Published in Journal of Economic Perspectives

Box 3
A microsimulated model of inventories in interfirm competition, 1990

Published in Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization

Box 3
A microsimulation of the macroeconomy with explicitly represented money flows, 1974

Published in Annals of Economic and Social Measurement

Box 3
Needed: a new empiricism, 2007 Mar.

Published in Economists' Voice

Box 3
New directions for poverty research, 1978

Draft

Box 3
New hope for welfare reform, undated

Draft

Box 3
New York Times Economic Affairs Forum columns, 1981-1982

Photocopies of Bergmann's columns

Box 3
The nurse shortage is a crime, 2006 Nov./Dec.

Published in Challenge Magazine

Box 3
Occupational segregation, wages, and profits when employers discriminate by race or sex, 1974 Apr./Jul.

Published in Eastern Economic Journal

Box 3
The occupational standing of Negroes by areas and industries, 1971 Fall

Published in Journal of Human Resources

Box 3
The only ticket to equality: total androgyny, male style, 1998

Published in Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues

Box 3
Pay equity: how to argue back, 1985 Nov.

Published in Ms. Magazine

Box 3
Pay equity: surprising answers to hard questions, 1987 May/Jun.

Published in Challenge Magazine

Box 3
Policy explorations with the transactions model of the U.S. economy, 1980

Chapter in Microeconomic Simulation Models for Public Policy Analysis, Vol. 2, ed. by R. Haveman and K. Hollenback

Box 3
Political economy of the deficit, undated

Roundtable transcript page proofs

Box 3
Probing the opposition to affirmative action, 1995 Apr.

Published in Gender, Work, and Organization

Box 3
Prospect of equality of incomes between White and Black families under varying rates of unemployment: a comment, 1972 Fall

Published in Journal of Human Resources

Box 3
Is prosperity possible without growth?, 2010 Sept./Oct.

Published in Challenge Magazine

Box 3
The provision of adequate, equitable, and assured economic support for children, 1981 Apr.

Draft proposal for a study

Box 3
Pushing for a more humane society, 2004

Autobiographical, published in The American Economist and in Reflections of Eminent Economists

Box 4
Real welfare reform: help for working parents, 1996 Sept./Oct.

Published in Challenge Magazine

Box 4
Reducing inequality: merit goods versus income grants, 2006 Winter

Published in Dissent

Box 4
Reducing the pervasiveness of discrimination, 1976

Chapter in Jobs for Americans, ed. by Eli Ginzberg

Box 4
Reducing poverty among American children through a "Help for Working Parents" program, 1997 Nov.

Foundation for Child Development working paper

Box 4
Remedies for occupational segregation by sex in the U.S., 1997

Chapter in Occupation Segregation of Women Workers in Japan, Philippines, and the United States

Box 4
Setting appropriate levels of child-support payments, undated

Proofs

Box 4
The share of women and men in the economic support of children, 1981 May

Published in Human Rights Quarterly

Box 4
The shibboleth of the shrinking pie, 1981

Published in Perspectives

Box 4
"Signing up the littlest": universal pre-K, 2002 May 12

Published in Boston Sunday Globe

Box 4
Social relations in the workplace and employer discrimination, undated

Published in IRRA 33rd Annual Proceedings: Equal Opportunity

Box 4
Social security and the interests of women, 1979 Jul. 24

Testimony before the Task Force on Social Security and Women, Select Committee on Aging, U.S. House of Representatives

Box 4
Social security disaster myth, 2012 Jul. 29

Published in Philadelphia Inquirer

Box 4
Software as a public good, 1993 Oct.

Published in Viewpoint

Box 4
Spreading the misery faster as a strategy for controlling inflation, undated

Incomplete draft, with edits.

Box 4
Statement: Economic report of the President, 1981 Jan. 28

Hearings before the Joint Economic Committee, Congress of the U.S.

Box 4
Statement: Economic status of women, 1982 Feb. 3

Hearing before the Joint Economic Committee, Congress of the U.S.

Box 4
Statement: Economics of sex discrimination in employment, 1973 Jul. 10

Hearings before the Joint Economic Committee, Congress of the U.S.

Box 4
Statement on "Fair Insurance Practices Act" (S.2204), 1982 Jul. 15

Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Box 4
The struggle of women in the U.S., 1974 Aug.

Published by UN Association of Sweden

Box 4
Student teaching evaluations: inaccurate, demeaning, misused, 2003 Sept./Oct.

Published in Academe

Box 4
Subsidizing child care by mothers at home, 1999-2000

Two versions: Foundation for Child Development, Feminist Economics

Box 4
A Swedish-style welfare state or basic income: which should have priority?, 2004

Two versions: Chapter in Redesigning Distribution, ed. by Erik Olin Wright, and article in Politics and Society journal

Box 4
Testimony in support of HB1021: Death with Dignity, undated

Draft

Box 4
Thinking about child care policy, 2002

Chapter in The Economics of Work and Family, ed. By J. Kimmel and E. Hoffman

Box 4
Towards more useful modes of research on discrimination in employment and pay, 1974

Published in Sloan Management Review

Box 4
Two cheers for CSWEP?, 1998 Fall

Published in Journal of Economic Perspectives

Box 4
Two notes on working wives and family income inequality, 1980
Box 4
Unemployment rate targets and anti-inflation policy as more women enter the workforce, 1978

Published by American Economic Association

Box 4
The United States of America, 1985

Chapter in Women Workers in Fifteen Countries: Essays in Honor of Alice Hansen Cook, ed. by Jennie Farley

Box 4
What the common economic arguments against comparable worth are worth, 1989

Published in Journal of Social Issues

Box 4
What to do about single parenthood, 2014 and undated

Huffinton Post blog draft

Box 4
What would we gain by subsidizing child care?, 2004

Chapter in Squaring Up, ed. by Mary King

Box 4
Why do most economists know so little about the economy?, 1989

Chapter in Unconventional Wisdom: Essays on Economics in Honor of John Kennedy Galbraith

Box 4
Women's interests in pension reform, 1979 Nov. 30

Testimony delivered to the President's Commission on Pension Policy

Box 4
Women's roles in the economy: teaching the issues, 1987 Fall

Published in Women's Studies Quarterly

Box 4
A workable family policy, 1988 Winter

Published in Dissent

Box 4
America's child care problem: the way out, 2002-2003
(3 folders)

Written with Suzanne Helburn. Copies of the book, reviews, marketing.

Box 6
Decline of marriage and what to do about it, undated

Chapter 1 draft, with edits. Additional materials for this book are in the Project Files series.

Box 6
In defense of affirmative action, 1996

Copy of book, reviews.

Box 6
The economic emergence of women, 1986

Copy of book, marketing, reviews.

Box 6
The economic emergence of women, 2005

Copies of second edition.

Box 6
The impact of highway investment on development, 1966

Written with G. Wilson, L. Hirsch, and M. Klein. Copy of book.

Box 6
Issues in contemporary economics: women's work in the world economy, 1992

Edited by Bergmann; copy of book.

Box 6
A microsimulated transactions model of the United States economy, 1986

Written with R. Bennett. Copy of the book, reviews.

Box 6
Saving our children from poverty: what the United States can learn from France, 1996-1998

Copy of book, reviews.

Box 6
Is Social Security broke?, 2000, undated

Drafts, proofs, copy of the book, reviews and press coverage.

Box 6
Bellagio residency, Rockefeller Foundation, 1998
Box 6
Press clippings re: Bergmann, 1975-1985
Box 6
Jen Cohen project (topic unknown), correspondence, 2013
Box 6
Dignitas, 2010s
Box 6
Economists' Policy Group for Women's Issues press release, 1995
Box 6
French-American Foundation Child Care Study Panel report: A Welcome for Every Child, 1989

Bergmann served on the study panel.

Box 6
Giant Food Inc./Economic Equity Group research, correspondence, and survey, 1972-1995
(2 folders)

Research and other materials investigating hiring of women as managers/supervisors by Giant Foods, Inc.

Box 6
Higher education costs, 1990s

Research/reports re: college costs

Box 7
Economic models programming (unknown project), 1990s
(5 folders)

Incond, Simula, Tdata, Pretsr, and Regres. Text file printouts.

Box 7
Economic models programming disks (unknown project), 1990s
(6 floppy disks)

Economic models electronic media (3.5" floppies) for unknown programming project.

Box 5
Marriage research files, 2010s
(16 folders)

Clippings, collected subject files re: marriage, single parenting, divorce, cohabitation, political attitudes toward marriage. Presumably compiled for Bergmann's Decline of Marriage book (chapter 1 draft is in the Writing Series under Books).

Box 7
Nursing shortages/SEIU/antitrust lawsuits, etc., 1990s-2000s
(6 folders)

Files collected by Bergmann documenting class-action lawsuits by nurses against hospitals accused of collusion in order to keep nurse wages low and non-competitive. Includes materials from Bergmann's role as a consultant for the SEIU and her research/interviews/subpoenas regarding some of the lawsuits.

Box 7
Wetzel vs. Liberty Mutual amicus brief material, undated

Incomplete draft/research regarding pregnant women's insurance disability claims.

Box 7
Bergmann's Cornell University B.A. diploma, 1948
Oversize-folder 1
Photographs of Bergmann: headshots, 1980s-2010s
Box 7
Draft statement: Barbara R. Bergmann, 1986 Jan. 27

Typed statement detailing the gender discrimination Bergmann faced at the University of Maryland Economics Department, including personal treatment and salary inequity.

Box 7
Profile of Bergmann in Footnotes, AAUP newsletter, 1990
Box 7
American Association of University Professors award collage, 1992
Oversize-folder 1
NewsTalk Television: Afternoon Edition Segment videotape, 1996 May 15
(1 VHS)

"BRB talk show"

Original audiovisual materials are closed to use. Contact Research Services to request the production of use copies.

Box 5
Bill Moyers/Sports for Sale interview, undated
(2 VHS)

Original audiovisual materials are closed to use. Contact Research Services to request the production of use copies.

Box 5
"This one's for you, Barbara," honorary Feminist Economics issue, 1998
Box 7
Collegium Muhlenbergiense honorary degree, 2000
Box 7
Barbara Berman Bergmann chapter in Engendering Economics, 2002

Interview with Bergmann.

Box 7
"A Tribute to Barbara Bergmann in her 75th Year", 2003 Jan. 3
(1 VHS, 1 DVD)

Video recordings from program held during Allied Social Science Association's Annual Convention.

Original audiovisual materials are closed to use. Contact Research Services to request the production of use copies.

Box 5
Carolyn Shaw Bell award plaque, 2004
Box 8
Distinguished Service award from Eastern Economic Association plaque, 2004
Box 8
American Academy of Political and Social Science fellowship (ceremony), 2006
Box 8
"We have to turn the world into Sweden" profile/interview, Intervention, 2009
Box 8
Brief biography, 2000s
Box 8
Autobiographical essay/draft, 2009
Box 8
Remembering Barbara Bergmann: IAFFE memorial booklet, writings by/about Bergmann, 2015

Dedicated to Bergmann's daughter, Sarah, with memories contributed by members of IAFFE

Box 8
Calendar/schedule, 1982-1995
(3 folders)
Box 8
American University employment/hiring, 1987-1989
Box 8
Sex Roles in Economic Life course packets, 1994 and undated
Box 8
American University Economics Dept. miscellaneous materials, 1990s-2007
Box 8
American University tribute, 2010
Box 8
A short table of integrals, by B.O. Pierce, 1942

Includes Bergmann's inscription, "And Barbara Berman, late inmate of Cascadilla Hall."

Box 8
Photocopy of American Foot Binding poster (featuring high heel shoes), Rochester Women Against Violence Against Women, 1980
Box 8
Poverty and income trends: 1994, by R. May and K. Porter, 1996 Mar.
Box 8
"The family" in public policy: fallacious assumptions and gender implications, by Bina Aagarwell, 2000
Box 8
Cut loose: mostly older women talk about the end of (mostly) long term relationships, 2006

A draft review by Bergmann of this work is in the Book Reviews file, in the Writings Series.

Box 8
Women's wages and work in the twentieth century, by J. Smith and M. Ward, 1984 Oct.
Box 8
U.S. Census Bureau reports, statistics, and publications, 1976-2012
(12 folders)

Government reports on topics including poverty, income, marital status, women's work and wages, household economics, insurance coverage, etc.

Box 8
College sports, inc.: the athletic department versus the university, by M. Sperber, 1990
Box 9
Patterns of dominance, by P. Mason, 1970
Box 9
Congress of the U.S. Congressional Budget Office: Reducing poverty among children, 1985 May
Box 9
Gender advertisements, by Erving Goffman, 1976
Box 9
Social security: the phony crisis, by D. Baker and M. Weisbrot, 1999
Box 9
The logic of collective action: public goods and the theory of groups, by M. Olson, 1977
Box 9
Mathematical theory of epidemics, by N.T.J. Bailey, 1957
Box 9
What's wrong with economics? By Ben Ward, 1972
Box 9
Poker for fun and profit, by I. Steig, 1968
Box 9
Computerization of micro-founded macro econometric models, by G. Holm-Petersen, 1978
Box 9
The feminine economy and economic man, by S. Burggraf, 1999
Box 9
Measuring poverty: a new approach, National Research Council, 1995
Box 9
Poverty and inequality: the political economy of redistribution, ed. by Jon Neill, 1997
Box 9
Engendering America: a documentary history 1865-present, 1999
Box 9
Analyzing gender: a handbook of social science research, 1987
Box 9
Ulysses and the Sirens: studies in rationality and irrationality, by J. Elster, 1979
Box 9
A journey through economic time, by J. K. Galbraith, 1994
Box 9
Econometrics, by R. and Th. Wonnacott, 1970
Box 9
The vices of economists, the virtues of the bourgeoisie, by D. McCluskey, 1996
Box 9
Stories employers tell: race, skill, and hiring in America, 2001
Box 9
The price of school readiness: a tool for estimating the cost of universal preschool in the United States, 2004
Box 9
Women's figures: the economic progress of women in America, by D. Furchtgott-Roth and C. Stolba, 1996
Box 9
Countdown to reform: the great Social Security debate, by H. Aaron and R. Reischauer, 1998
Box 9
Learning from the field: a guide from experience, by W. F. Whyte, 1984
Box 9
The shape of the river: longterm consequences of considering race in college and university admissions, by W. Bowen and D. Bok, 1998
Box 9
Conference proceedings for Women's Progress: 5th Women's Policy Research conference, 1998
Box 9
 

Historical Note

Biographical / Historical

Barbara Rose (Berman) Bergmann (1927-2015) was a leading feminist economist and author of 11 books. She was a professor of economics at University of Maryland and American University and served as president of the International Association for Feminist Economics, the American Association of University Professors, and the Eastern Economic Association.

Originally from New York City, Bergmann attended Cornell University and majored in mathematics, graduating in 1948 and taking a job with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. She earned a PhD from Harvard University in 1959, focusing on microsimulations of economic theories. She served on the President's Council of Economic Advisors during the Kennedy administration, and later advised both the Congressional Budget Office and the U.S. Census Bureau. She and her husband, Fred Bergmann, had two children, David and Sarah.


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Provenance

The Barbara Bergmann Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2017.

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Processed by Meghan Lyon, February 2017

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2017-0015