In Argentina, a Push to Make the Economy Work for Women

By Jordana Timerman

Mercedes D’Alessandro is bringing feminist ideals to public policy from her newly created post in Argentina’s economy ministry.

BUENOS AIRES – By now, a significant chunk of Argentina’s population has been confined to their homes for two and a half months But it would be a mistake to say the economy has shut down, according to Mercedes D’Alessandro “The economy is more alive than ever if you think about the care economy,” she told AQ, referring to sectors like nursing and education, as well as work done at home, such as cleaning and caring for children D’Alessandro is Argentina’s national director of economy, equality and gender, a newly created position within the economy ministry For...

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