Marilyn Waring (2018)
Thirty years ago Marilyn Waring’s groundbreaking book
Counting for Nothing was released. Waring explained, through
meticulous economic analysis, how the success of the global
economy rests on women’s unpaid work. Counting for Nothing
became a phenomenon: it was read and discussed around the
world, and even made into a film.
Today, many people hope that the shift to a wellbeing
approach - moving beyond narrow economic indicators when
assessing New Zealand’s progress - will mean women’s work is
finally valued fairly. But what does Marilyn Waring make of
it? This short book provides an essential assessment of
wellbeing economics from a leading feminist scholar.
Print publication: Dec 2018
Ebook publication: Dec 2018