Nancy Folbre


27 October 2018

Guy Standing’s arguments for a universal basic income (UBI) as a way of protecting The Precariat

Bad Air, Costly Care

27 October 2018

On the nexus between environmental degradation and care costs.

The Tyranny of (Some) Metrics

16 October 2018

This new book by Jerry Z. Muller (Princeton University Press, 2018) does a great job explaining what happens when policy makers rely too heavily on simplistic measures of performance.

The ILO on Care Work and Care Workers

14 October 2018

On wages, working conditions and future shortages in paid care employment.

Global Centre of Excellence on Gender Statistics

13 October 2018

The first thing I want to say is I love the logo, which I have just sketched here. It’s so… feminine.

Developing Care

11 October 2018

A committment by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada

The Book Underway

11 October 2018

My forthcoming book on how an analysis of care work complements intersectional political economy

Measuring Family Policy Effects

19 January 2016

About a session organized by the Labor and Employment Relations Association at the meetings of the Allied Social Science Association in San Francisco in early January.

Defining “Alternative Systems”

15 January 2016

The topic “alternative economic systems” is generally construed as “economic alternatives to capitalism.” This presumes we agree on what “capitalism” is. I don’t think we do.

Heroine of the Noisy Revolution

14 January 2016

This post is based on my presentation at the session “Inequality, Public Policy, and the Future of Economics: In Memory of Barbara Bergmann,” organized by Diana Strassmann, at the meetings of the American Economic Association in San Francisco, CA, January 5, 2016.

Make Time for Overtime

1 September 2015

You have an important opportunity between now and September 4 to weigh in on a proposed U.S. Department of Labor rule change that would offer more overtime protection to salaried workers. This may seem like a somewhat indirect, even bureaucratic, way to stick up for workers rights, but it will matter. Consider it a contribution to a long and venerable political struggle.

Work for Profit (or Not)

20 August 2015

Most introductory economics texts assume that most of the work performed in the U.S. takes place in profit-maximizing firms. One important exception is Understanding Capitalism.