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What Your Housework Is Worth (And Why Nobody Pays You)


The economy only works because someone is constantly cleaning, cooking and raising children. Is it really utopian that this care work is rewarded?

If care work were remunerated, it would turn over three times as much annually as the IT sector worldwide.

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"Wages for housework would turn our whole system off its hinges."

Professor Uta Meier-Graewe

"Wages for housework would give women more bargaining power."

Selma James, Wages for Housework activist from the very beginning

The exploitation of unpaid care work is similar to the exploitation of nature.

Source: spiegel

All news articles on 2021-03-08

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