The Feminist Economics of Covid-19
SOAS University of London, 2020
Understanding gender inequality is possible only when looking at the intersections between race and class inequalities. The health crisis is no different: Stevano takes a feminist and social reproductive perspective, from unpaid household work to social infrastructure and services. Before the pandemic, household welfare was already endangered due to the growing ‘informalization’ of employment and the racialization of the global division of labor. The global Covid-19 lockdown has accelerated these processes: intensifying domestic work and further excluding those already at the margins of global supply chains.
Comment from our editors:
An important reflection on social reproduction and its necessity for the survival of the capitalist system of production.