"Never Intended to be a Theory Of Everything": Domestic Labor in Neoclassical and Marxian Economics

  title={"Never Intended to be a Theory Of Everything": Domestic Labor in Neoclassical and Marxian Economics},
  author={Theresa Jefferson and John Edward. King},
  journal={Feminist Economics},
  pages={101 - 71}
This article is a comparative study of the treatment of domestic labor by neoclassical and Marxian economists. Before 1960, mainstream economics concentrated on production for the market, with serious analysis of housework confined to a handful of economists, whose efforts in this regard were marginalized by economics departments but supported by departments of home economics. Later mainstream analyses, first in agricultural economics and then in human capital theory, culminated in Gary Becker… 
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