ERIC Number: ED373895
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
What Is the Value of Unpaid Work? = Quelle est la valeur du travail non remunere?
Theilheimer, Ish, Ed.
Transition, v24 n2 Jun 1994
This issue of the Canadian journal "Transition" includes a feature story entitled "Unpaid Work--(How) Can You Measure It? Should You Even Try?" which explores issues surrounding unpaid work done in and around the home in Canada, largely by women. It reviews government and independent statistics on the subject, examines the question of including unpaid work in the census, and includes interviews with economists, reporters, and leaders of women's groups. Other articles in the issue discuss: (1) the informal barter economy of Newfoundland, arguing that this informal economy has always subsidized the formal economy in rural (and probably urban) areas; (2) the implementation of a 4-day work week in Canada to simultaneously reduce unemployment and overwork; (3) the implications of"workfare" programs, which require unemployed individuals to do community service work in exchange for welfare benefits; and (4) the economic value of volunteer work. The issue includes reviews of six books on family issues and a description of four publications on Canada's families by the Vanier Institute of the Family. (MDM)
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Comparable Worth, Economic Factors, Family Characteristics, Flexible Working Hours, Foreign Countries, Labor Economics, Labor Utilization, Newsletters, Volunteers, Work Attitudes
Vanier Institute of the Family, 120 Holland Avenue, Suite 300, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y OX6, Canada (Published quarterly for distribution to members of the Vanier Institute of the Family: Individual, $25; Organizational, $60; Associate $15 or free to those who find the fee a financial burden).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Vanier Inst. of the Family, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers: Barter; Canada; Newfoundland; Unpaid Labor; Workfare