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Mothers milk and measures of economic output

Smith, Julie; Ingham, Lindy H


Thoughtful economists have long been aware of the limitations of national accounting and GDP in measuring economic activity and material well-being. Feminist economists criticize the failure to count women's unpaid and reproductive work in measures of economic production. This paper examines the treatment of human milk production in national accounting guidelines. Human milk is an important resource produced by women. Significant maternal and child health costs result from children's premature...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Feminist Economics
DOI: 10.1080/1354570042000332605


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