Nancy Folbre: Raising children is socially valuable work, social programs that support it are a form of payment Story Transcript PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Paul Jay in Washington. With all the brouhaha and indignation by Republicans and others about some suggestion that Ann Romney doesn’t really work […]
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Nancy Folbre is professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her research explores the interface between political economy and feminist theory, with a particular focus on care work. She is co-editor of "Family Time: The Social Organization of Care" (Routledge, 2004), and the author of "The Invisible Heart: Economics and Family Values" (New Press, 2001) and "Who Pays for the Kids: Gender and The Structures of Constraint" (Routledge, 1994). She served as co-chair of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on the Family and the Economy, and is a recipient of a five-year MacArthur prize.