Episode 28: Nyamagaga Gondwe and the Tax-Invisible Labor Problem

A remotely-recorded podcast episode with Assistant Professor of Tax Law Nyamagaga Gondwe (SSRN; Law Repository).

Prof. Gondwe (@NyamagagaRachel) discusses her forthcoming article, “The Tax-Invisible Labor Problem: Care, Work, Kinship, and Income Security Programs in the IRC.

Prof. Gondwe talks about how income security programs fail to recognize non-market care labor that is primarily undertaken by women. These financial assistance programs have increasingly shifted to require evidence of labor market participation as a criteria for eligibility and this failure to recognize the in-home care work puts an even greater strain on women’s economic lives. Prof. Gondwe relies on several texts in the article including “All Our Kin” by Carol Stack (1970) and “From Here to Equality” by William Darity & A. Kirsten Mullen (2020).

The interview was conducted on October 27, 2022. | 33:50 minutes; published November 21, 2022. Transcript file (PDF).

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