Folbre

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Nancy Folbre - Selected Journal Articles - Children As Public Goods (1994)
... In this short article, Folbre argues that because present workers support the elderly, today’s children are a public good needed for the future support of current adults ... To build her case, Folbre begins by describing the impact of economic development on the opportunity costs of having children ... Nevertheless, Folbre points out that people do not respond to changes in the cost of children quickly, and those that choose family life are more likely to experience economic hardship – particularly single women ...
Nancy Folbre - Selected Journal Articles - The Future of The Elephant Bird (1997)
... In this article, Folbre builds upon ideas offered by Kingsley Davis in his 1937 article “Reproductive institutions and the pressure for population.” Davis laments the growing divide between the family and ... Folbre examines the connection between social changes and John Caldwell’s work on the demographic transition observed in the United States in the 1970’s ... To illustrate the main theme of her argument, Folbre uses the story of Horton as an allegory for the changing relationship between parents and children ...
Nancy Folbre - Books - The Invisible Heart: Economics and Family Values (2001)
... relationships of care are partly exchange transactions, and partly transactions involving what Folbre calls “the invisible heart.” This metaphor represents family values of love ... the premise that people are rational optimizers, Folbre argues that if it is costly to be caring, people can be expected to engage in it less over time ... Folbre applauds the rising autonomy of women but argues that if we don’t establish thoughtful rules defining our collective responsibilities for caregiving, the penalties ...
Nancy Folbre - Books - Greed, Lust and Gender: A History of Economic Ideas (2009)
... Written shortly after the financial crash of 2008, Folbre explores how the boundaries between the pursuit of self-interest and immorality have become blurred ... Folbre argues that this double-standard often puts aspiring women in a difficult position, which forces women to choose between their personal identity and the acceptance of the ... Folbre brings women's work, their sexuality, and their ideas into the center of the dialectic between economic history and the history of economic ideas ...
Nancy Folbre - Books - Family Time: The Social Organization of Care (2004)
... Edited by Nancy Folbre and Michael Bittman, this book contains a collection of eleven essays discussing a variety of topics related to child and elder care ... Folbre’s contributions include an introduction and three co-authored chapters ... of time” (a play upon Gary Becker’s article of a similar title), Folbre critiques Becker’s neoclassical theory of gender specialization in the household ...