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DOI 10.12887/31-2018-1-121-15

Anna ZACHOROWSKA-MAZURKIEWICZ – Non-Monetary Exchange, as seen from the Perspective of Economics: A Case Study of Unpaid Women’s Work

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Money has got an essential meaning in economics. By definition economics as a discipline deals with decision making process in the context of scarcity or with social provisioning. However, at the rise of economics in the classical period (at the turn of the 19th century), its domain was assigned to market exchange, or, in other words, monetary exchange. Activities are classified as economic due to their being linked to one of the four essential economic activities: resource maintenance, production, distribution or consumption. Those that do not involve monetary exchange, however, have been left out of the area of the interest of economics. The return of economists to considerations involving non-monetary exchange is linked to considerations regarding market failures (welfare economics and public goods, or externalities) of the 20th century. Even though economics has begun to take into account non-monetary exchange, it still has not fully included non-monetary exchange in its domain. There are still a number of economic activities that stay outside the scope of the mainstream considerations. Moreover, non-monetary character of these activities impacts their social perception. In the article a case study of unpaid women’s work, including care work, has been used to illustrate problems raising from non-monetary exchange.

Keywords: non-monetary exchange, money, unpaid work, care work

Contact: Department of Economics and Innovation, Institute of Economics, Finance and Management,
Faculty of Management and Social Communication, Jagiellonian University,
ul. prof. S. Łojasiewicza 4, 30-348 Cracow, Poland

E-mail: anna.zachorowska@uj.edu.pl
Phone: +48 12 6645795

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  1. ISSN 0860-8024
  2. The Republic of Poland Ministry of Science and Higher Education Value: 20.00
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  4. DOI Prefix 10.12887