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Folbre, Nancy

Overview
Works: 95 works in 250 publications in 4 languages and 9,097 library holdings
Genres: Caricatures and cartoons  Conference papers and proceedings  Cross-cultural studies  History  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HB72, 306.30973
Publication Timeline
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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 )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and Chinese and held by 1,033 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 )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 889 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 2003 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fresh look at how women largely carry the costs of caring for themselves, the children and other dependents, with an analysis of individual choices within interlocking structures of constraint based on gender, sex, age, nation, race and class
Greed, lust & gender : a history of economic ideas by Nancy Folbre( Book )

15 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined 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 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1995, politicians from both parties proposed legislation to reduce funding for welfare programs and mandated a new block grant system designed to eliminate entitlement to assistance. This defense manual was written to help people who believe in democratic rights fight for a generous and effective safety net for the poor. It is recognized that the major public assistance programs have serious shortcomings, but it is argued that most proposed alternatives would do worse. The first part of the book (six chapters) confronts the most common conservative myths, challenging them with documented facts and figures. The second part of the book provides narrative background, combining factual presentations and brief articles. Chapter 7 provides an overview of poverty and assistance programs, and Chapter 8 describes ways advocates can move beyond a defensive strategy to assist the poor. Chapters are titled: (1) "The Welfare State"; (2) "The Poor"; (3) "Family"; (4) "Work"; (5) "The Economy"; (6) "Sex, Lies, and Righteous Indignation"; (7) "Overview"; (8) "Alternatives"; and (9) "Resources" (program resources and 10 published research materials). (Contains 6 tables and 16 figures.) (Sld)
A field guide to the U.S. economy by Nancy Folbre( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family time : the social organization of care by Michael Bittman( Book )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 340 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
The new field guide to the U.S. economy : a compact and irreverent guide to economic life in America by Nancy Folbre( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 230 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
The economics of the family by Nancy Folbre( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 199 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 )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 179 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 )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 104 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]
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 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patriarchy and capitalism in New England, 1620-1900 by Nancy Folbre( Book )

6 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il cuore invisibile : la donna, la società, l'impresa by Nancy Folbre( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in Italian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women and social security in Latin America, the Caribbean and Sub-Saharan Africa by Nancy Folbre( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Issues in contemporary economics : proceedings of the Ninth World Congress of the International Economic Association, Athens, Greece, August 1989- by International Economic Association( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 5 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 US-amerikanische Wirtschaftswissenschaftlerin

Russell Folbre, Nancy

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Languages
English (157)

Italian (3)

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 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