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Folbre, Nancy

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Works: 79 works in 212 publications in 3 languages and 7,760 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  Caricatures and cartoons  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Editor, Creator
Classifications: HB72, 306.850973
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Most widely held works by Nancy Folbre
Valuing children rethinking the economics of the family by Nancy Folbre ( )
12 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,851 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
The invisible heart : economics and family values by Nancy Folbre ( Book )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Greed, lust & gender a history of economic ideas by Nancy Folbre ( )
12 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When does the pursuit of self-interest go too far, lapsing into morally unacceptable behaviour? Until the unprecedented events of the recent global financial crisis economists often seemed unconcerned with this question, even suggesting that "greed is good." A closer look, however, suggests that greed and lust are generally considered good only for men, and then only outside the realm of family life. The history of Western economic ideas shows that men have given themselves morecultural permission than women for the pursuit of both economic and sexual self-interest. Feminists have lo
Who pays for the kids? : gender and the structures of constraint by Nancy Folbre ( Book )
17 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 815 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
Family time : the social organization of care by Nancy Folbre ( Book )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 471 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 war on the poor : a defense manual by Randy Pearl Albelda ( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A field guide to the U.S. economy by Nancy Folbre ( Book )
6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 370 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 )
4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 267 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 255 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
For love and money : care provision in the United States ( Book )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 212 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 )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 208 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
Women's work in the world economy by Greece> World congress of the International Economic Association <9. ; Athens ( Book )
19 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The economics of the family by Nancy Folbre ( Book )
9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New perspectives in gender studies : research in the fields of economics, culture and life sciences by Sue Vilhauer Rosser ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Warm hands in cold age : gender and aging ( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 98 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 73 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 )
3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Xin jing ji. ai wu jia ? by Fo bo er ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in Chinese and held by 26 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
Issues in contemporary economics : proceedings of the Ninth World Congress of the International Economic Association, Athens, Greece by Greece) International Economic Association. World Congress (9th : 1989 : Athens ( Book )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Folbre, Nancy Russell
Languages
English (132)
Chinese (2)
French (2)
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