Counting for Nothing

Counting for Nothing

What Men Value & What Women Are Worth

Book - 1988
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Women's work fuels the economies of every country of the world. Yet no value is placed on this labour. Marilyn Waring analyses economics from a feminist perspective and explores the implications of discounting the work of half the world's population. One again she challenges the assumptions on which power rests.
Publisher: Wellington, N.Z. : Allen & Unwin : Port Nicholson Press, c1988.
Branch Call Number: 305.43 WAR
Characteristics: xvii, 290 p. ;,22 cm.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 280-290) and index.


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