Women’s unpaid work in the home is not accounted for in GDP calculations. Photo: David Wong 
David Dodwell
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Outside In by David Dodwell

The fallacy of GDP as a measure of prosperity: prison expenditure counts, but housework doesn’t

David Dodwell says it was Robert Kennedy who reminded the world that gross national product does not measure what is most valuable in a society

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Women’s unpaid work in the home is not accounted for in GDP calculations. Photo: David Wong 
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