1963-2013 - 50 years of Research for Social Change

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Nancy Folbre

Former Collaborating Researcher

Nancy Folbre collaborated with UNRISD for the project on Political and Social Economy of Care (2006-2009) and wrote, with Jayoung Yoon, a background paper on Economic Development and Time Devoted to Direct Unpaid Care Activities. She also collaborated for the flagship report Combating Poverty and Inequality (2006-2010). At the time of her collaboration, Folbre was a Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA. Her research explores the paid and unpaid work of caring for others. One of her recent books is Valuing Children: Rethinking the Economics of the Family (Harvard, 2008).