CAMSED is honored to host Professor Nancy Folbre, Professor Emerita of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and trailblazing feminist theorist and political economist. Professor Folbre is renowned for her early critique of the unitary model of household decision making, as well as her incisive analysis of the economics of care work and of the family. She is the author of numerous academic works, including Who Pays for the Kids? Gender and the Structure of Constraint (1994), Valuing Children: Rethinking the Economics of the Family (2008), and Greed, Lust and Gender: A History of Economic Ideas (2009).


In addition to her scholarly work, she is well known for her political and activist commitments and efforts to advance public debate on power, social reproduction and care work, among other critically under-examined issues in economics.


Professor Folbre was elected President of the International Association of Feminist Economics in 2002 and is a recipient of the MacArthur Genius Award. She will speak to us about her new book out with Verso, The Rise and Decline of Patriarchal Systems (2021). Her talk is entitled “The Economics of the Care Sector.” Join us for what promises to be a fascinating discussion, with the chance to ask your questions.

Time and date: 6:30 – 8pm on Thursday 22nd April.
Zoom ID: 93670327610.
Facebook page for the event here.

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