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EH.R: How to Value Women's Work?
----------------- EH.RES POSTING ----------------- Greg, Well, there may be a few unexamined assumptions in here yet. I think first you need to specify more exactly the situation you wish to examine. One question, where women simultaneously watching children? This would lower their production, without necessarily lowering their productivity, particularly if you regard creating labor power as economic activity. Anthropological research suggests women tend to do work that is interruptable, more compatible with child care. Lee's classic studies among Kalahari San speakers showed women produced the majority of the calories in this hunting and gathering society, and many similar cases have been identified. But there is a lot of variation depending on ecology and technology. Best wishes, Jim Hess Office: SSPB 4264 Program in Social Networks Phone: 949-824-4371 School of Social Science Fax: 949-824-4717 University of California, Irvine Email: <email@example.com> ------------ FOOTER TO EH.RES POSTING ------------ For information, send the message "info EH.RES" to firstname.lastname@example.org. >