Household Work: More Than It Seems
2007, 90:00 minutes, colour, English
Household work – the mere mention of it makes some shudder and others yawn. Yet it is so much more than it seems. Although there are different ways of estimating the economic value of household work, they all agree that it is significant – but it is not part of national budgets, national policies ignore it, and even the people who do it rarely understand the value of what they are doing. This film, which is based on a research project on unpaid household work and lifelong learning, shows the complex and inclusive nature of this work as it is experienced and reflected upon by people from diverse social groups. The DVD consists of 4 thematic segments: "What's It Worth?"; "More Than It Seems"; "Parents and Children"; "Barriers to Paid Work" plus 6 portraits of individuals and families. Each is a self-contained unit that can be viewed independently. A teacher's guide – prepared for teachers, by teachers – to accompany its use in classrooms is included on CD.
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