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IN CONTEXT

FOCUS

Society and the economy

KEY THINKER

Marilyn Waring (1952–)

BEFORE

1932 Russian-American economist Simon Kuznets produces the first accounts of the whole US economy.

1987 US economist Marianne Ferber publishes Women and Work: Paid and Unpaid, a bibliography of prior research on women and economics.

AFTER

1990 First release of UN Development Index, which attempts to account for a broader concept of development than is available in national income figures.

1996 US economists Barnet Wagman and Nancy Folbre analyze the contribution of housework to US national income.

Gross domestic product (GDP) is the most commonly cited economic statistic. ...

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