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The political and social economy of care in a development context: conceptual issues, research questions and policy options
This paper examines the evolution of ideas in the area of gender and care, and analyses the thinking that has contributed to this debate. The first section studies the contribution of feminist economics to the conceptualization of the unpaid economy, including its care components. The second section reviews the strengths of the available literature and the final section considers the renewed interest in social policy and on investing in children's opportunities.
Gender equality, Care