Marilyn Waring

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Dame Marilyn Waring

Waring in 2008
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Raglan
In office
Preceded byDouglas Carter
Succeeded byElectorate abolished
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Waipa
In office
Preceded byElectorate re-established
Succeeded byKatherine O'Regan
Chair of the Public Expenditure Committee
In office
Board member of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand
In office
Personal details
Born (1952-10-07) 7 October 1952 (age 71)
Ngāruawāhia, New Zealand
Political partyNational

Dame Marilyn Joy Waring DNZM (born 7 October 1952) is a New Zealand politician, environmentalist and feminist. She is a key person in the founding of feminist economics.

In 1975, aged 23, she became New Zealand's youngest member of parliament for the liberal-conservative New Zealand National Party. She is best known for her 1988 book If Women Counted.

Waring studied at the University of Waikato, where she completed a PhD in 1989.[1]

In 2021 she was appointed by the World Health Organization as a member of the WHO Council on the Economics of Health For All.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Waring, Marilyn J. (1989). A woman's reckoning: a feminist analysis of the power of the internationally accepted conception and implementation of the United Nations System of National Accounts (PhD thesis). University of Waikato.
  2. "Global experts of new WHO Council on the Economics of Health For All announced". World Health Organization. Retrieved 12 May 2021.