Nancy Folbre

From Dobbs v. Jackson to Rights v. Obligations

24 July 2022

What’s wrong with Ross Douthat’s interpretation of the world in general and abortion rights in particular?

Social Capital vs. Social Climate

6 July 2022

Social capital is a delightfully contradictory concept, which explains why academics kind of like it: So much room for elaboration and disputation, both qualitative and quantitative!

Seizing the Moment

26 January 2022

Seizing the “Moment” for the Global Care Agenda: From Theory to Practice. International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE) event, January 25, 2022

Gender Economics and the Meaning of Discrimination

9 January 2022

Shelly Lundberg gave a terrific paper at the session on Identity, Culture, and the Economics of Gender at the Allied Social Science Association Meetings, January 8, 2022, and this is a distillation of my comments on it as discussant.

The Child Tax Credit, Singed if Not Combusted

9 January 2022

Joe Manchin, Senator from West Virginia, oppose the child tax Credit on the grounds that mothers should be required to “work” in order to get assistance.

Gender, Bargaining, and Build Back Better

22 November 2021

Some Notes from Panel on The Economics of Gender and Households, Southern Economic Association, November 22, 2021

Why JoeCare Has a Chance

20 January 2021

Happy Inauguration Day. We now have a president who wears a mask. Everywhere. Which is something to be grateful for.

Republican Women, Intersected

18 January 2021

A much larger percentage of women than men voted for Joe Biden: The race/gender intersection proved more salient: 93% of Black women voted for Biden, reflecting long-standing historical allegiances, Biden’s affiliation with Obama, and visceral dislike of Trump.

Manifold Exploitations

18 January 2021

A more general theory of exploitation highlights the multiple dimensions of institutional power that make it possible for members of some overlapping groups to capture an unfair share of gains from cooperation, leaving others especially vulnerable.

Evolution and Intersectional Conflict

18 January 2021

During the protests catalyzed by the murder of George Floyd the protestors took to the streets in May and June did so in the name of larger principles of political and economic justice and their persistent intensity created a tipping point that persuaded many bystanders of the need for systemic change.

Expendable Heroes?

11 June 2020

On the economic impact of Covid-19 on care workers: most essential workers in the U.S. are still in suspense regarding the possibility of  compensation for their forced exposure to Covid-19 infection

The Covid-19 Care Penalty

11 June 2020

The abrupt creation of a new category of workers based on social need, rather than market forces, dramatized an important question: why do we often see a disjuncture between the social value of work and its private, pecuniary reward?