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"Economic Determinants of Volunteer Work by Women"

by Mueller, Marnie W (1975)


Economists like to believe that what makes their discipline unique is not its subject matter but its particularly efficient and highly elaborated set of analytical tools. What they really are, they assume, is choice theorists, explaining and predicting how decision makers who do not have unlimited resources at their disposal decide among competing goals. It is only a historical accident, traditionally ascribed to the inherently easier measurement problems involved, that economists developed and perfected their analytical methods studying …

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Volunteerism, Economics, Working Women, Gendered Labour, Unpaid Labour


Volunteer Work

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