Feminist economics is about a lot more than just women’s rights. It’s a way of looking at the economy for anyone who identifies with the ideas that the economy is influenced by social norms, that there’s a problem with the idea of counting the economy in households, or that we’re motivated by market relations but also by love, power, and obligation.Our Economy
This article looks at the lack of gendered considerations in the supposed empowerment schemes undertaken by the state. It briefly touches upon the decline in allocation towards the gender budget, which has become a simple accounting exercise.
This article explores the consequences of the lack of recognition and regulation of the informal and unorganized sector in India, and the impact it has on women in the labour market. The article also looks at the complex interlinkage between productive and reproductive labour, the site for which is the ‘home’ in both cases. It traces the labour market indicators and the consequences it has for women employed in the ‘invisible sector’. The goal of gender equality will remain a distant dream until there is a clear demarcation between housework and home-based work, which is an income-generating activity.
In this podcast conversation, we discuss the issue of whether homemakers should be paid for domestic work, the nascent political developments, and weave together the arguments posed by feminist academicians and practitioners on the opposite ends of the debate. We also look at why there are better alternatives to wages-for-housework in the Indian context.
Before initiating the initiative, let us take a-minute-long trip down memory lane to talk about what the term ‘feminism’ denotes and what exactly do feminist economists concerns themselves with…
This podcast conversation introduces us to how urban development planning can be gender inclusive. We contextualise women’s work, travelling patterns, perceptions of safety, amongst other issues, for understanding how feminist cities are the need of the hour in the post-pandemic policy planning.
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