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The Political Economy of Human Capital

Nancy Folbre
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Nancy Folbre: University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA

Review of Radical Political Economics, 2012, vol. 44, issue 3, 281-292

Abstract: In this paper I develop a critique of both standard neoclassical and standard Marxian conceptualizations of human capital that illustrates an important hypothesis of feminist political economy: collective conflicts based on class, gender, and age, as well as other dimensions of collective identity, affect the distribution of the costs of developing human capital.JEL codes: B50; E11; E24

Keywords: Human capital; gender; feminist theory (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
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