Gretchen Donehower

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Gretchen Donehower leads the Counting Women’s Work project at the University of California at Berkeley, a global research project that has teams in 60 countries tracking how men, women, girls, and boys produce, consume, transfer, and save economic resources—including with a new tool developed to track this during the coronavirus. The project adds a gender perspective to economic analysis by disaggregating National Transfer Accounts estimates by sex and including the value of unpaid care services and housework, overlooked by most economic monitoring systems. Donehower is also a Researcher at the Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging at UC Berkeley and an Adjunct Fellow of the East West Center, University of Hawaii. Her current research projects include National Transfer Accounts ( which is focused on understanding the age dimension of economic activity. She has a BA in economics and mathematics from Yale University, and an MA in statistics and a PhD in demography from the University of California at Berkeley.

CWE-GAM Working Group: Understanding and Measuring Care