The reproductive economy
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The reproductive economy book
What I explore and attempt to establish in this chapter is how the reproductive economy is integral to economic analysis in general, and increasingly so in the context of globalization. Structural changes in the global economy are transforming the relationships and deepening the structural linkages among formal production, informal reproduction, and capital accumulation. Feminists have long argued that domestic labor is central to economic production and must be accounted for in economic theory. This chapter reiterates and provides evidence to substantiate this claim. Flexibilization and informalization especially reveal the dependence of production and accumulation on women’s work and feminized labor.