While women have always engaged in economic behavior, their activities and outcomes have usually gone unnoticed, unmeasured, untracked, and unregulated, because of assumptions and limitations inherent in conventional economic thought. Because women usually are either employed in informal work or in unmonetized work, their considerable power has been made invisible by valuation systems that only recognize monetized transactions. The further tendency to focus on production without recognizing the role consumption plays in developing human capabilities and setting ethical standards has tended to obscure the power and reach of the women’s economy.

The mission of the Double X Economy is to make visible the considerable and interconnected economic activities of women, as well as to join in the worldwide effort to include them in the global economy.


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