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Nancy Folbre

March 4, 2008
Reed College

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Nancy Folbre is a professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Folbre’s lecture explores the peculiar economic characteristics of the “care sector”—in which women provide a disproportionate share of the care for our children, sick, disabled, and elderly. How might we reorganize to improve quality of care and equality of opportunity? Folbre has worked as a consultant to the United Nations Human Development Office and the World Bank. Her forthcoming book is titled Valuing Children: Rethinking the Economics of the Family.

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