…households in lockdown are spending many more hours on the unpaid domestic work of cooking, cleaning and child care. Women seem to be disproportionately bearing the extra burden. In addition to their doing more of the unpaid work at home, their economically valuable work outside the home is suffering, as they are forced to substitute unpaid work for paid work — reversing a decades-long trend.
It will take more than policies… for us to learn how to value what is truly worthwhile in the economy. Monetary transactions alone are an incomplete measure of economic value.
Prof David Runciman and Prof Helen Thompson interview Prof Coyle about her article in Talking Politics, Whose Work is it Anyway?