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Changes in Household Make-up and Implications for Economic Policy: A Conversation to Honour Duncan Ironmonger

ByMarilyn Waring

I first met Duncan Ironmonger at the 1989 University of Melbourne Summer School on Changes in the Household: Implications and Future Strategies. It was the first time I had met a classically trained economist who was seriously engaged in research on unpaid work. He revelled in the subject and was unashamedly excited about work in a field where most economists dismissed the effort as some other form of social science, but certainly not ‘Economics’.