Care debt: patriarchy and capital on the offensive, feminist economics as a proposal

Published by Debt Observatory in Globalisation (ODG)

In recent years, the concept of “care debt”, associated with the time and work women have devoted to domestic and care tasks, has been widespread, thus sustaining the impact of the current crisis and making the functioning of the capitalist and patriarchal system viable.

What does the idea of “care debt” entail and what does it denounce?
What is its historical basis and how does it materialise in the current stage of financialised capitalism?
What are the utilities and recent criticisms of this term?

The objective of this document is to go deeper into this concept and to point out some discussions that have been generated around it from the diverse and developing paradigm of feminist economics.

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