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The Resource Valuing children : rethinking the economics of the family, Nancy Folbre

Valuing children : rethinking the economics of the family, Nancy Folbre

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Valuing children : rethinking the economics of the family
Title
Valuing children
Title remainder
rethinking the economics of the family
Statement of responsibility
Nancy Folbre
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Publisher's description -- Nancy Folbre challenges the conventional economist's assumption that parents have children for the same reason that they acquire pets--primarily for the pleasure of their company. Children become the workers and taxpayers of the next generation, and "investments" in them offer a significant payback to other participants in the economy. Yet parents, especially mothers, pay most of the costs. The high price of childrearing pushes many families into poverty, often with adverse consequences for children themselves. Parents spend time as well as money on children. Yet most estimates of the "cost" of children ignore the value of this time. Folbre provides a startlingly high but entirely credible estimate of the value of parental time per child by asking what it would cost to purchase a comparable substitute for it. She also emphasizes the need for better accounting of public expenditure on children over the life cycle and describes the need to rethink the very structure and logic of the welfare state. A new institutional structure could promote more cooperative, sustainable, and efficient commitments to the next generation
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Folbre, Nancy
Dewey number
306.850973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ536
LC item number
.F65 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The family and public policy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Child rearing
  • Households
  • Family allowances
  • Child rearing
  • Families
  • Family allowances
  • Households
  • United States
  • Erziehung
  • Wirtschaftliche Lage
  • Familie
  • Kind
  • USA
Label
Valuing children : rethinking the economics of the family, Nancy Folbre
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-230) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Children and the economy -- Commitments and capabilities -- Defining the costs of children -- Children and family budgets / with Tamara Ohler -- Children outside the household -- Accounting for family time / with Jayoung Yoon -- Valuing family work -- Subsidizing parents -- Public spending on children's education and health -- Who should pay for the kids?
Control code
ocn125402604
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 235 pages
Isbn
9780674047273
Lccn
2007018581
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o125402604
  • (OCoLC)125402604
Label
Valuing children : rethinking the economics of the family, Nancy Folbre
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-230) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Children and the economy -- Commitments and capabilities -- Defining the costs of children -- Children and family budgets / with Tamara Ohler -- Children outside the household -- Accounting for family time / with Jayoung Yoon -- Valuing family work -- Subsidizing parents -- Public spending on children's education and health -- Who should pay for the kids?
Control code
ocn125402604
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 235 pages
Isbn
9780674047273
Lccn
2007018581
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o125402604
  • (OCoLC)125402604

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