COC

care economy

Global Women's Project | Thu, Sep 29, 2011

The Implications of the Work-Life Conflict in the United States

For the last six decades, women have been entering the paid labor force in record numbers. With the advent of the Great Recessions, millions of women in the United States became primary or co-breadwinners in their families. Yet our social policies have failed to acknowledge that family composition has changed, leaving families to face the work-life conflict on their own. “The Implications of the Work-Life Conflict in the United States” outlines just how harmful the current policies of the United States are.

A Feminist Political Economy Framework

Global Women's Project | Fri, Mar 28, 2008

A Feminist Political Economy Framework

Feminist political economy is one among several heterodox economies that challenge the reigning orthodox neo-liberal economic model which emphasizes the market economy with growth and accumulation as its primary goals. FPE, in contrast, focuses on the provisioning of human needs and human well-being. It employs gender as a defining category and focuses on the actual lived experience of women, men and families and what it means to be a human person.

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