India Debates Wages for Housewives

Political brainstorm or no, it has generated a national dialog

By: Neeta Lal

Wages for housework – an idea that has percolated unsuccessfully since 1898 when a female economist named Charlotte Perkins Gilman published a treatise titled Women and Economics, has caught fire in India. It is a debate that has gripped the country since film star Kamal Haasan’s political party Makkal Needhi Maiam backed it as a policy ini…

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