31 Jan 2019

Watch: Why 'women's work' doesn't count

11:22 am on 31 January 2019

Changing nappies, cooking and cleaning, and all the other unpaid work carried out in the home (still more often done by women than men) doesn't count towards New Zealand's GDP. Should it?

This new video, from RNZ's explainer series, explores the issue.

This video was illustrated and animated by Frances Haszard, written by Claire Duncan, and voiced by Rowan Quinn, with sound design by Claire Eastham-Farrelly. With thanks to Prue Hyman, author of Hopes Dashed? The Economics of Gender Inequality.

It was made with the support of New Zealand on Air.

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