Date: Jan 12, 2022
Women, Work, and Economic Growth in Developing Countries | CNED Development Dialogues

This conversation focuses on the role that women play in economies through their unpaid care work.

Women’s unpaid care work forms the bedrock of all societies and effectively serves as a huge subsidy to the rest of the economy. Nancy Folbre, professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts, whose research explores the interface between political economy and feminist theory, discusses the value of unpaid care work, over representation of women in the care sector, wage penalty for care workers and why societies need to value care work.