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Folbre, Nancy

Works: 102 works in 295 publications in 4 languages and 10,424 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Caricatures and cartoons  Cross-cultural studies  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator, Contributor
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Most widely held works about Nancy Folbre
Most widely held works by Nancy Folbre
The invisible heart : economics and family values by Nancy Folbre( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

THE INVISIBLE HEART addresses an often-neglected yet basic problem in our society: balancing economic pursuits with care for others, particularly children, the elderly, and the infirm. THE INVISIBLE HEART reinterprets policy issues such as welfare reform, school finance, and progresive taxation, and confronts the challenges of globalization, outlining strategies for developing an economic system that rewards both individual achievment and care for others
Valuing children : rethinking the economics of the family by Nancy Folbre( Book )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description -- Nancy Folbre challenges the conventional economist's assumption that parents have children for the same reason that they acquire pets--primarily for the pleasure of their company. Children become the workers and taxpayers of the next generation, and "investments" in them offer a significant payback to other participants in the economy. Yet parents, especially mothers, pay most of the costs. The high price of childrearing pushes many families into poverty, often with adverse consequences for children themselves. Parents spend time as well as money on children. Yet most estimates of the "cost" of children ignore the value of this time. Folbre provides a startlingly high but entirely credible estimate of the value of parental time per child by asking what it would cost to purchase a comparable substitute for it. She also emphasizes the need for better accounting of public expenditure on children over the life cycle and describes the need to rethink the very structure and logic of the welfare state. A new institutional structure could promote more cooperative, sustainable, and efficient commitments to the next generation
Who pays for the kids? : gender and the structures of constraint by Nancy Folbre( Book )

21 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three paradoxes surround the division of the costs of social reproduction:* Women have entered the paid labour force in growing numbers, but they continue to perform most of the unpaid labour of housework and childcare.* Birth rates have fallen but more and more mothers are supporting children on their own, with little or no assistance from fathers.* The growth of state spending is often blamed on malfunctioning markets, or runaway bureaucracies. But a large percentage of social spending provides substitutes for income transfers that once took place within families.Who Pays
Greed, lust & gender : a history of economic ideas by Nancy Folbre( Book )

15 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of Western economic ideas shows that men have given themselves more cultural permission than women for the pursuit of both economic and sexual self-interest. This book brings women's work, their sexuality, and their ideas, into the center of the dialectic between economic history and the history of economic ideas.--[book jacket]
The war on the poor : a defense manual by Randy Pearl Albelda( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Refutes every assertion about why poverty should be blamed on the poor
Family time : the social organization of care by Michael Bittman( Book )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume, leading experts in analysis of time use from across the globe explore the interface between time use and family policy. They show how social institutions limit the choices that individuals can make about how to divide their time
A field guide to the U.S. economy by Nancy Folbre( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new field guide to the U.S. economy : a compact and irreverent guide to economic life in America by Nancy Folbre( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saving State U : why we must fix public higher education by Nancy Folbre( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once upon a time, students who were willing and able to work hard could obtain an affordable, high-quality education at a public university. Those times are gone. Intensified admissions competition coupled with opposition to public spending has scorched every campus. Budget cuts, tuition hikes, and debt burdens are undermining the best path to upward mobility that this country ever built. But despite all of this, Americans still embrace ideals of equal opportunity and know that higher education represents a public good. Students, faculty, staff, and advocates are beginning to build political coalitions and develop new strategies to improve access, enhance quality, and simplify financial aid. This book celebrates and will fortify their efforts. In Saving State U, economist Nancy Folbre brings the national debates of education experts down to the level of trying to teach-and trying to learn-at major state universities whose budgets have repeatedly been slashed, restored, and then slashed again. Here is a brilliant firsthand account of the stakes involved, the politics, and the key debates raging through public campuses today. In a passionate, accessible voice, Folbre also offers a sobering vision of the many possible futures of public higher education and their links to the fate of our democracy while looking at the practical ways in which change is now possible
For love and money : care provision in the United States( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As women moved into the formal labor force in large numbers over the last forty years, care work – traditionally provided primarily by women – has increasingly shifted from the family arena to the market. Child care, elder care, care for the disabled, and home care now account for a growing segment of low-wage work in the United States, and demand for such work will only increase as the baby boom generation ages. But the expanding market provision of care has created new economic anxieties and raised pointed questions: Why do women continue to do most care work, both paid and unpaid? Why does care work remain low paid when the quality of care is so highly valued? How effective and equitable are public policies toward dependents in the United States? In For Love and Money, an interdisciplinary team of experts explores the theoretical dilemmas of care provision and provides an unprecedented empirical overview of the looming problems for the care sector in the United States. Drawing on diverse disciplines and areas of expertise, For Love and Money develops an innovative framework to analyze existing care policies and suggest potential directions for care policy and future research. Contributors Paula England, Nancy Folbre, and Carrie Leana explore the range of motivations for caregiving, such as familial responsibility or limited job prospects, and why both love and money can be efficient motivators. They also examine why women tend to specialize in the provision of care, citing factors like job discrimination, social pressure, or the personal motivation to provide care reported by many women. Suzanne Bianchi, Nancy Folbre, and Douglas Wolf estimate how much unpaid care is being provided in the United States and show that low-income families rely more on unpaid family members for their child and for elder care than do affluent families. With low wages and little savings, these families often find it difficult to provide care and earn enough money to stay afloat. Candace Howes, Carrie Leana and Kristin Smith investigate the dynamics within the paid care sector and find problematic wages and working conditions, including high turnover, inadequate training and a “pay penalty” for workers who enter care jobs. These conditions have consequences: poor job quality in child care and adult care also leads to poor care quality. In their chapters, Janet Gornick, Candace Howes and Laura Braslow provide a systematic inventory of public policies that directly shape the provision of care for children or for adults who need personal assistance, such as family leave, child care tax credits and Medicaid-funded long-term care. They conclude that income and variations in states’ policies are the greatest factors determining how well, and for whom, the current system works. Despite the demand for care work, very little public policy attention has been devoted to it. Only three states, for example, have enacted paid family leave programs. Paid or unpaid, care costs those who provide it. At the heart of For Love and Money is the understanding that the quality of care work in the United States matters not only for those who receive care but also for society at large, which benefits from the nurturance and maintenance of human capabilities. As care work gravitates from the family to the formal economy, this volume clarifies the pressing need for America to fundamentally rethink its care policies and increase public investment in this increasingly crucial sector."--Publisher
The economics of the family by Nancy Folbre( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women's work in the world economy by International Economic Association( Book )

20 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Field guide to the U.S. economy : a compact and irreverent guide to economic life in America by Jonathan Teller-Elsberg( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extensively revised and expanded with the most up-to-the-minute data, this new edition of the Field Guide to the U.S. Economy brings key economic issues to life, reflecting the collective wit and wisdom of the many progressive economists affiliated with the Center for Popular Economics. User-friendly and accessible, the book covers a wide range of subjects, including workers, women, people of color, government spending, welfare, education, health, the environment, macroeconomics, and the global economy, as well as brand-new material on the war in Iraq, the Department of Homeland Security, the
Warm hands in cold age : gender and aging( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in this book talk about gender differences in economic resources and the need for care for the elderly populations. This volume is dedicated to the ones among us who do the actual work of day-to-day care for those no longer able to care for themselves.--[book cover]
New perspectives in gender studies : research in the fields of economics, culture and life sciences by Sue Vilhauer Rosser( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De la différence des sexes en économie politique by Nancy Folbre( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in French and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extrait de la couverture : "Nancy flobre, économiste féministe, américaine, s'intéresse à la part disproportionnée de travail non marchand que les femmes assument en mêm temps que leur travail rémunéré. Bien qu'il représente près de la moitié du travail accompli par les femmes, et qu'il constitue la base de l'économie marchande, il n'est pas comptabilisé dans le PNB. De ce fait, sur le marché du travail, les femmes sont prolétarisées et bien souvent écartées des postes de responsabilités. Le phénomène peut être aussi observé à travers les répercussions de la hausse des coûts de la famille. ainsi, Nancy Folbre invite à repenser l'Etat-providence afin de reconnaître la valeur du travail familial, et à développer les aides pour la prise en charge des enfants, sans diminuer les aides aux personnes âgées. Elle prône la restructuration du travail rémunéré pour atteindre l'égalité hommes-femmes. Par ailleurs, le travail de proximité - de prise en charge des autres, des enfants et des personnes âgées notamment -, n'est pas marchand mais affectif car il est lié à l'altruisme, à la réciprocité et à la responsabilité. Peu rémunéré, il est imposé aux femmes par le biais des normes sociales qui provoquent des discriminations."
Issues in contemporary economics : proceedings of the Ninth World Congress of the International Economic Association, Athens, Greece by International Economic Association( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and German and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Household production in the Philippines : a non-neoclassical approach by Nancy Folbre( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women on their own : global patterns of female headship by Nancy Folbre( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mothers on their own : policy issues for developing countries by Nancy Folbre( Book )

3 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The invisible heart : economics and family values
Alternative Names
Folbre, Nancy R.

Folbre, Nancy Russell

Nancy Folbre Amerikaans econome

Nancy Folbre économiste américaine

Nancy Folbre US-amerikanische Wirtschaftswissenschaftlerin

Russell Folbre, Nancy

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Valuing children : rethinking the economics of the familyWho pays for the kids? : gender and the structures of constraintGreed, lust & gender : a history of economic ideasThe war on the poor : a defense manualFamily time : the social organization of careThe new field guide to the U.S. economy : a compact and irreverent guide to economic life in AmericaSaving State U : why we must fix public higher educationThe economics of the family