ENVIRONMENTAL PRESSURE CREATES A CARE DEFICIT
Unpaid care work contributes immensely to the economy, adding value of about 41% to the GDP in Switzerland alone, but without appearing in the official statistics. Care work remains largely unrecognized despite feminist economists recurring demands for a change in economic thinking. The Green Economy, which implies a fundamental transformation of the economy, might be an opportunity to include care work. But what would this entail? The workshop Sustainable Economy and Green Growth Who cares? held in Berlin last week, addressed such questions.