One of the central issues within feminist economics is unpaid work. There is a strong feeling that conventional economics fails to properly measure the benefits to society of looking after a household and caring for our families. This title examines issues relating to this subject.
Nancy Folbre is Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and staff economist with the Centre for Popular Economics. Amongst other books she has written is Who Pays for the Kids? also published by Routledge. Michael Bittman is Senior Research Fellow at the University of New South Wales, Australia, chair of the United Nations Expert Group on Time-Use Surveys and co-author (with Jocelyn Pixley) of The Double Life of the Family.