Committee To Advance The Status of Housework
Publisher: c/o Judith Ramirez, Toronto
Year Published: 1981
Resource Type: Organization
Cx Number: CX2354
Immigrant women, sole-support mothers, community activists, students and feminist academics are working together "to upgrade the economic, social and legal status of housework."
Abstract: Immigrant women, sole-support mothers, community activists, students and feminist academics are working together "to upgrade the economic, social and legal status of housework." Founded in 1975 as a non-profit education organization, the Committee to Advance the Status of Housework (CASH) is educating the public and building networks to this end. Through workshops, the production of written and audio-visual materials and its tabloid "Wages for Housework," the women of this group have been encouraging society to take seriously the economic significance (i.e. benefits) of housework. Members of CASH have also participated in international networks and conferences with the same concern. The following materials are available from CASH.
1) "How to Get What's Yours: A Guide to Unemployment Insurance for Housewives and other Workers";
2) "Taking What's Yours: Everyone's Guide to Welfare and student Aid";
3) "Wages for Housework";
4) "All in a Day's Work? - An ESL (English as a second language) Kit on the Value of Housework";
5) "The Power of Women and the Subversion of the Community," Mariarosa Dalla Costa and Selma James;
6) "Wages Against Housework," Silvia Federici;
7) "Immigrant Housewives in Canada," Roxanna Ng and Judith Ramirez.
This organization no longer exists.
This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1981.