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Folbre, Nancy

Overview
Works: 103 works in 297 publications in 3 languages and 10,397 library holdings
Genres: Caricatures and cartoons  Conference papers and proceedings  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 1,024 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 885 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 632 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 511 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 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Refutes every assertion about why poverty should be blamed on the poor
A field guide to the U.S. economy by Nancy Folbre( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 330 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 247 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 237 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 co
Women's work in the world economy by International Economic Association( Book )

20 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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."
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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Languages
English (127)

Chinese (2)

French (2)

Covers
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 manualThe 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 educationWarm hands in cold age : gender and agingNew perspectives in gender studies : research in the fields of economics, culture and life sciences