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Unpaid work and the economy, a gender analysis of the standards of living, edited by Antonella Picchio

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.The unified vision offered by this group of leading contributors ensures this book is a work of excellent quality. There is every chance it will become a seminal study on unpaid work and as
Table Of Contents
Half-Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Illustrations; Contributors; Introduction; 1 A macroeconomic approach to an extended standard of living; 2 Unpaid work by gender in Italy; 3 Extended income estimation and income inequality by gender; 4 Unpaid work and household living standards; 5 Unpaid work and household well-being; 6 'Convenience consumption ' and unpaid labour time; 7 Young people living with their parents; 8 Unpaid and paid caring work in the reform of welfare states; 9 The gender impact of workfare policies in Italy and the effect of unpaid work; Index
Literary Form
non fiction
1st ed.
Description based upon print version of record
Physical Description
1 online resource (270 p.)
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