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"Holding hands at midnight": The paradox of caring labor

Nancy Folbre

Feminist Economics, 1995, vol. 1, issue 1, 73-92

Abstract: This paper puts recent feminist theorizing about “care” within an economic context by developing the concept of caring labor and exploring possible reasons for its undervaluation. It describes the relevance of tensions between neoclassical and institutionalist thought, as well as between pro-market and anti-market views. The final section explores the implications for feminist public policy.

Keywords: Caring; labor; family; policy; altruism; reciprocity (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 1995
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DOI: 10.1080/714042215

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