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Modelling care


  • Irene van Staveren


1 This article compares how different types of models—Walrasian and heterodox—have integrated unpaid labour and, more specifically, care, as an economic activity. The article will discuss four models that have, each in their own way, incorporated unpaid labour, or care, as a variable, a sector, or parameter. The analysis of these model experiences will both reveal insights into the role of models in general, and appear to shed light on unpaid labour and caring as particular economic activities, with their own behavioural specifications and relationships to other economic variables.

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  • Irene van Staveren, 2005. "Modelling care," Review of Social Economy, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 63(4), pages 567-586.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:rsocec:v:63:y:2005:i:4:p:567-586
    DOI: 10.1080/00346760500364429

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    1. Deirdre Shaw & Robert McMaster & Terry Newholm, 2016. "Care and Commitment in Ethical Consumption: An Exploration of the ‘Attitude–Behaviour Gap’," Journal of Business Ethics, Springer, vol. 136(2), pages 251-265, June.
    2. Filipski, Mateusz & Edward Taylor, J. & Msangi, Siwa, 2011. "Effects of Free Trade on Women and Immigrants: CAFTA and the Rural Dominican Republic," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 39(10), pages 1862-1877.

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    models; care; unpaid labour; realism; feminist economics;


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