The Social Content of Macroeconomic Policies

  title={The Social Content of Macroeconomic Policies},
  author={Diane Elson and Nil{\"u}fer Çağatay},
  journal={World Development},
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: deflationary bias, "male breadwinner bias" and commodification bias. We illustrate a transformatory approach with the example of the Canadian… Expand

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