Dr. Martha MacDonald is a Professor and past chair in the Department of Economics, Saint Mary’s University, where she has also been active in the Atlantic Canada Studies and Women Studies programs. Her research has focused on labour market restructuring, gender and economics, household livelihood strategies and income security policy. She has published recently on gender and precarious employment, employment insurance, restructuring in rural resource based communities, and mobility in rural Newfoundland. She was a co-investigator with Coasts Under Stress and the Community University Research for Recovery Alliance. She has served on the Executive Council of the Canadian Economics Association and is a past president of the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE). As a co-investigator with On the Move, Martha is looking at how Employment Insurance relates to Employment-related Geographical Mobility and is also working on the Newfoundland and Labrador case study.
2012. “Labour Migration and Mobility in Newfoundland: Social Transformation and Community in Three Rural Areas” accepted for John Parkin and Maureen Reed (eds.) The Social Transformation of Rural Canada: New Insights into Community, Culture and Citizenship. UBC Press. pp.110-130. (Co-authored with Peter Sinclair and Deatra Walsh).
2009. “Income Security for Women: What about Employment Insurance?” in Marjorie Cohen and Jane Pulkingham (eds.) Public Policy for Women in Canada: The State, Income Security and Labour Market Issues. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. pp. 251-270.
2009. “Spatial Dimensions of Gendered Precariousness: Challenges for Comparative Analysis” in Leah Vosko, Martha MacDonald and Iain Campbell (eds.) Gender and the Contours of Precarious Employment, London and New York: Routledge. pp. 211-226.
2009. “State Policy, Livelihood Protection and Gender on Canada’s East Coast,” International Journal of Canadian Studies Issue 38: 149-180. (Co-authored with Barbara Neis and Grant Murray).
2009. Gender and the Contours of Precarious Employment. London and New York: Routledge. (Co-edited with Leah Vosko and Iain Campbell).