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Why Household Production Needs a Price

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  1. Rick Shapiro says:

    Commodification of household labor certainly may impel more equality; but it may have a trivial effect. Equalization of pay between sexes has still not yet occurred, and may never completely happen, because of the sociological knock-on of the biological facts of childbirth and nurturance. One should also bear in mind Marx’s observation of how commodifiation of labor in general contributed to the horrors of the early industrial revolution.

    1. Elaine Schwartz says:

      Rick, as an optimist, I expect men will increase their household obligations and move away from the older male patriarchal model of the past. Only then do we have hope for more equal pay and roles inside and outside the household.

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