Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Politics and International Studies

Unpaid Domestic Work and the Depletion of Human Resources

21 May 2015 | 16:00-17:30 | Seminar

14.33, Social Sciences Building

This seminar forms part of the POLIS Seminar Series 2015.


In this paper I explore the concept of depletion through social reproduction (DSR). I  describe depletion, identify its key indicators and suggest different methodologies which could be used to measure it.  I discuss issues to do with gendered harm as well as questions about how depletion might be reversed. I conclude that recognising DSR in this way can be a powerful tool for understanding the consequences of non-recognition of the value of domestic work to national economies, as well as the harm that can be done in the doing of this work at both a systemic and individual level.


Professor Shirin Rai (University of Warwick)

All welcome!

Location Details

14.33 Social Sciences Building
University of Leeds

The Social Sciences Building is number 82 on the campus map.

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