The Social Content of Macroeconomic Policies

@inproceedings{Elson2000TheSC,
  title={The Social Content of Macroeconomic Policies},
  author={Diane Elson and Nil{\"u}fer Çağatay},
  year={2000}
}
Ð There is now widespread recognition of the need to integrate macroeconomic policy and social policy, but the mainstream approach is one of adding on social policy. We argue for a transformatory approach which would mainstream gender-equitable social policy within macroeconomic policy. We identify three interlinked biases which prevent this from happening: de ̄ationary bias, ``male breadwinner bias'' and commodi®cation bias. We illustrate a transformatory approach with the example of the… CONTINUE READING
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