Where There is a Will. Encouraging policymakers to value unpaid labour. Article in Policy Quarterly. Vol 15. No 1.
Unpaid labour, notably caring labour, is one of the most important and productive sectors of our society. Yet policymakers continue to sideline it. This article describes the improvements that would flow from recognising and responding to the importance of unpaid labour, the values and cultural narratives that help explain the lack of policymaking will, and the potential for counters to these narratives.