Unpaid Domestic Work and the Depletion of Human Resources
- Date: Thursday 21 May 2015, 16:00 – 17:30
- Location: Social Sciences Building
- Type: Seminars
- Cost: Free
Shirin Rai will describe depletion, identify its key indicators and suggest different methodologies which could be used to measure it
This seminar forms part of the POLIS Seminar Series 2015.
In this paper I explore the concept of depletion through social reproduction (DSR). I describe depletion, identify its key indicators and suggest different methodologies which could be used to measure it. I discuss issues to do with gendered harm as well as questions about how depletion might be reversed. I conclude that recognising DSR in this way can be a powerful tool for understanding the consequences of non-recognition of the value of domestic work to national economies, as well as the harm that can be done in the doing of this work at both a systemic and individual level.
Professor Shirin Rai (University of Warwick)
The Social Sciences Building is number 82 on the campus map.