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Other blogs: Care Talk

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Nancy Folbre, a professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, writes Care Talk, a blog about the economics of care. She describes it better than I could:

I aim to provide resources for students, journalists, and any readers interested in learning more about the “care sector” – that part of our economy devoted to the direct care of dependents through the family, the community, the market, and the state. The provision of care requires money, time, and technology, and includes both paid and unpaid work.

As you might imagine, Folbre’s subject area overlaps with mine, but she has a great deal more knowledge and experience than I do! Also, unlike many academics, she can write. Check out recent posts on the difficulties of measuring child care time in time use surveys and child care in Korea.

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Written by Allison

21 May 2008 at 3:00 pm

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  1. I highly recommend Care Talk! It’s a great resource for anyone interested in the highly important topic of care work.

    Alyssa Schneebaum

    22 May 2008 at 4:34 pm

  2. […] from UMass Amherst, joined the blogging team at the New York Times’ Economix. (I’ve written about Folbre before, linking to her own blog, Care Talk.) She’s posted a steady stream of intelligent content, […]


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