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If Women Counted: A New Feminist Economics is a book written by Marylin Waring in 1989. It is a critique of conventional methods of economic measurement as being inherently flawed and sexist. It is particularly directed aainst the United Nations System of National Accounts (SNA) which is used by most countries as well as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund for calculating Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and related economic quantities. Linda A Krikos and Cindy Ingold's Women's Studies bibliography describes it as a "very important work". A primary focus of the book is on the nearly complete omission of the value of women's unpaid domestic and reproductive labour from conventional economic measures. At the end of the book Marylin Waring presents an alternative accounting system which assigns value to this labour, and also includes measures of ecological health that consider the negative values of things such as pollution.

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