The Future(s) of Unpaid Work: How Susceptible do Experts from Different Backgrounds Think the Domestic Sphere is to Automation?
Issue #334
5 Mar 2023
One of the earliest memes on workforce automation was the promise that technology would release housewives from the burdens of domestic work. It became a cruel joke as two income households became the norm for families struggling to keep above the cost of living. Interesting academic piece now suggests that the original Keynesian dream might now actually be happening. What this means for the unpaid workers nobody knows. PS: quite technical so copy paste into ChatGPT for an accessible summary.