Social Provisioning as a Starting Point for Feminist Economics

  title={Social Provisioning as a Starting Point for Feminist Economics},
  author={Marilyn Power},
  journal={Feminist Economics},
  pages={19 - 3}
  • M. Power
  • Published 1 November 2004
  • Economics, Sociology
  • Feminist Economics
The past decade has seen a proliferation of writing by feminist economists. Feminist economists are not identified with one particular economic paradigm, yet some common methodological points seem to be emerging. I propose making these starting points more explicit so that they can be examined, critiqued, and built upon. I use the term “social provisioning” to describe this emerging methodology. Its five main components are: incorporation of caring and unpaid labor as fundamental economic… 
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