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Unpaid Work and the Economy: A Gender Analysis of the Standards of Living

by Picchio, Antonella (2005)

Abstract

[From Routledge] In economics, the voluntary sector is surprisingly understudied. In order to fully understand economics, unpaid and voluntary work needs to be taken into account and afforded the same status as paid activities. This book constitutes a rigorous economic analysis with special emphasis on gender issues and covers every conceivable angle of unpaid work and all its ramifications for the modern economy.

Keywords

Economics, Unpaid Work, Gender Politics, Gendered Labour, Housework, Domestic Labour, Standard Of Living, Well-Being, Italian Context, Care Work

Themes

Unpaid Labour, Domestic Labour

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