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Care Economy

Mr. Prime Minister, Mr. President: What's on Your Mind When You Think About Women

Sharan Burrow | Posted 03.08.2016 | World
Sharan Burrow

Governments looking to grow economies in this era of instability would be well advised to look at the return on investments in women and the care economy. The ripple effect of women's lives on families, communities and economies is a multiplier that would please most finance ministers.

How the Future of Work May Make Many of Us Happier

Anne-Marie Slaughter | Posted 03.23.2015 | World
Anne-Marie Slaughter

The 'care economy' allows people time to both make a living and do what they most care about.

Building a Caring Economy

Ai-jen Poo | Posted 06.22.2013 | New York
Ai-jen Poo

Domestic workers are just one population within the growing ranks of the working poor, workers who are slipping through the cracks of a deteriorating safety net and falling into the growing chasm of economic inequality in this country.

Birthing Justice: The Link to Humanity -- Gift Economies

Beverly Bell | Posted 06.23.2012 | World
Beverly Bell

West African gifting is based on the interrelated values that all humanity is linked and that one's well-being is only as strong as that of one's neighbor. Profit and exchange are trumped by a commitment to care for community.