Making Visible the Hidden Economy: The Case for Gender-Impact Analysis of Economic Policy

@article{Himmelweit2002MakingVT,
  title={Making Visible the Hidden Economy: The Case for Gender-Impact Analysis of Economic Policy},
  author={Susan Himmelweit},
  journal={Feminist Economics},
  year={2002},
  volume={8},
  pages={49 - 70}
}
This paper makes the case for analyzing the gender impact of economic policy, based on the existence of an unpaid as well as a paid economy and on structural differences between men's and women's positions across the two economies. Economic policy is targeted on the paid economy. However, unintended impacts on the unpaid care economy may limit how effective any policy can be. Gender-impact assessment will not only make the effects of economic policies on gender inequalities transparent; it will… Expand
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