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The Unisex Insurance Debate and the Triumph of Actuarial Fairness

Caley Horan

in Insurance Era: Risk, Governance, and the Privatization of Security in Postwar America

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780226784380
eISBN:
9780226784410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226784410.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter examines public debates over sex discrimination in insurance risk classification during the 1970s and early 1980s. Feminist activists during this period identified gender-based risk ... More


Insurance Era: Risk, Governance, and the Privatization of Security in Postwar America

Caley Horan

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780226784380
eISBN:
9780226784410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226784410.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This book charts the history of private insurance in the United States during the second half of the twentieth century. Focusing on the marketing, investing, and underwriting activities of select ... More


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