WorldCat Identities

Folbre, Nancy

Overview
Works: 67 works in 134 publications in 2 languages and 4,574 library holdings
Genres: Caricatures and cartoons  Conference proceedings  Cross-cultural studies  History 
Roles: Editor, Creator
Classifications: HQ536, 306.850973
Publication Timeline
Key
Publications about  Nancy Folbre Publications about Nancy Folbre
Publications by  Nancy Folbre Publications by Nancy Folbre
Most widely held works about Nancy Folbre
 
Most widely held works by Nancy Folbre
Valuing children rethinking the economics of the family by Nancy Folbre ( )
15 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,954 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
Greed, lust & gender a history of economic ideas by Nancy Folbre ( )
11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,043 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
A field guide to the U.S. economy by Nancy Folbre ( Book )
6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 365 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 264 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 258 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
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 206 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
The economics of the family by Nancy Folbre ( Book )
9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 175 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
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
Issues in contemporary economics : proceedings of the Ninth World Congress of the International Economic Association, Athens, Greece by International Economic Association ( Book )
6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 23 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
Mothers on their own : policy issues for developing countries by Nancy Folbre ( Book )
2 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Who pays for the kids? : gender and the structures of constraint by Nancy Folbre ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 10 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
Patriarchy and capitalism in New England, 1620-1900 by Nancy Folbre ( Book )
4 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Family time : the social organization of care by Nancy Folbre ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 9 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
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 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Of patriarchy born : the political economy of fertility decisions by Nancy Folbre ( Book )
3 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Population growth as a deterrent to economic growth : a reappraisal of the evidence by Michael E Conroy ( Book )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Engendering economics : new perspectives on women, work, and demographic change by Nancy Folbre ( Book )
4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prepared for the wordl bank's annual conference on development economics may 1-2 1995
For love or money : or both? by Nancy Folbre ( )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.50 (from 0.00 for Biography ... to 0.97 for Population ...)
Alternative Names
Folbre, Nancy Russell
Languages
English (81)
Chinese (2)
Covers