Nancy Folbre

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Nancy Folbre is a professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, lives in Montague, Massachusetts.

She is the author or co-author of three The New Press books: The Invisible Heart, The War on the Poor, and Field Guide to the U.S. Economy.

She has received a five-year fellowship from the MacArthur Foundation and also served as co-chair of the MacArthur Research Network on the Family and the Economy. She works with the Center for Popular Economics and is an Associate Editor of the journal Feminist Economics[1].

Folbre focuses on the interface between feminist theory and political economy, with a particular interest in caring labor and other forms of non-market work.


Her recent books include Family Time: The Social Organization of Care (Routledge 2004) (co-edited with Michael Bittman) and The Invisible Heart: Economics and Family Values (New Press, 2001). Nancy received her Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts[2].

Campaign for America's Future

In 1996 Nancy Folbre, University of Mass. Amherst was one of the original 130 founders of Campaign for America's Future[3].


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