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Women in Economics: Jayati Ghosh on Unpaid Care Work

October 20, 2021

Jayati Ghosh: The role women play as caregivers in society is what allows economies to function. (photo: UNCTAD)

The Women in Economics series showcases extraordinary work by extraordinary women in a field dominated by men. In this second episode, journalist Rhoda Metcalfe speaks with Jayati Ghosh, Professor of Economics at University of Massachusetts Amherst, whose work on gender issues and the public value of care work gives voice to the unpaid caregivers who form the economic base for societies around the world. In this podcast, Ghosh says our whole notion of productivity is skewed because most care work is not captured in GDP. Transcript

Jayati Ghosh is Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.