Nancy Folbre

Emeritus Research Fellow

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Nancy Folbre is Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts. Her research explores the interface between political economy and feminist theory, with a particular focus on care work and time use. She is the author of Valuing Children: Rethinking the Economics of the Family (Harvard University Press, 2008) and the co-editor, with Michael Bittman, of Family Time: The Social Organization of Care (Routledge, 2004). Previous books include The Invisible Heart: Economics and Family Values (New Press, 2001) and Who Pays for the Kids: Gender and The Structures of Constraint (Routledge, 1994). A past recipient of a five-year fellowship from the MacArthur Foundation, she has also enjoyed grant support from the National Science Foundation and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. She is a past president of the International Association for Feminist Economics and an Associate Editor of the journal Feminist Economics.

She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in November 2007.