Designing Women: Consumer Goods Innovations in Britain, France and the United States, 1750-1900

  title={Designing Women: Consumer Goods Innovations in Britain, France and the United States, 1750-1900},
  author={Beethika Khan},
  journal={Entrepreneurship \& the Social Sciences eJournal},
  • B. Khan
  • Published 1 January 2017
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship & the Social Sciences eJournal
Economic studies typically underestimate incremental changes in consumer goods and design innovations that enhance allocative efficiency and structural dynamics. This paper assesses over 12,000 innovations by female patentees and participants in industrial fairs and prize-granting institutions in Britain, France and the United States, compared to parallel samples of some 60,000 patented and unpatented innovations by men. These data uniquely allow for the systematic assessment of women’s… 
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