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The Invisible Woman

SAFE BET: If Men Did It, They’d Measure It – And Pay It Properly

“Woman’s work” is work and it is worth a lot to our Society: If women were to disappear and men had to do the housework, as well as birth and raise the kids, what would happen to GDP as currently measured?

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It would fall significantly as men had to withdraw from the paid economy to perform the unpaid and unrecognized wifely duties.

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But you can bet if men were doing the bulk of the housework and childcare that they’d find some way to measure it – and it would be damned well-paid work to boot!