Nancy Folbre

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Nancy Folbre

Nancy Folbre is Professor Emerita of Economics and Director of the Program on Gender and Care Work at the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a Senior Fellow of the Levy Economics Institute at Bard College.

Her research explores the interface between political economy and feminist theory, with a particular emphasis on the value of unpaid care work.

In addition to numerous articles published in academic journals, she is the author of The Rise and Decline of Patriarchal Systems (forthcoming in 2019), the editor of For Love and Money: Care Work in the U.S., and the author of Greed, Lust, and Gender: A History of Economic Ideas, Valuing Children: Rethinking the Economics of the Family, and The Invisible Heart: Economics and Family Values. She has also written widely for a popular audience, including contributions to the New York Times Economix blog, The Nation, the American Prospect, and her personal blog, Care Talk.

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