Women's Work

TitleWomen's Work
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsDodds, R, Dillard, B, Elliott, D, Potthast, A, Carr, E, Diaz-Sprague, R, England, R, Matalski, M, Miller, R, Price, C
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication Languageeng
AbstractAccording to the United Nations, women do two-thirds of the work in the world (including unpaid, household work), receive less than 5 percent of the world's income, and own less than 1% of the world's property. The devaluation of unpaid "women's work" - or domestic work - is through to play a role in decreasing the value placed on this kind of work to society which leads to lower wages for paid day care workers, housekeepers, and maintenance workers. Also, unpaid domestic labor can be ignored or usurped by focuses on market value. For example, subsistence farming is specifically excluded from World Bank Calculations. This had lead to World Bank Projects often evicting mothers and their families from small patches of land to create huge plantations with cash crops.
NotesCase from the 2007 Regional Ethics Bowls. Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, 2007.http://www.indiana.edu/~appe/ethicsbowl.html
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