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Women Working in the Global Economy:  A Feminist Perspective Professor Yana Rodgers Women’s and Gender Studies Department Class 3: The Gender Division of Labor and Women’s Caring  Work Caring Labor
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Organization 1. Summary points from Folbre Introduction and Ch. 1: Children and the Economy Introductory remarks Circular Flows Transfers Across Generations 1. Discussion
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Introductory Remarks 1. Child rearing does not fit well into a conventional model of the economic system as a circular flow of financial exchanges among households, businesses , and government Parents provide services of great value directly to children and indirectly to people who benefit from their children’s future contributions Yet parents receive little or no economic reward for these services Mothers tend to pay a higher price for children than fathers do As a result, mothers typically earn less than men and remain more vulnerable to poverty Children do not choose their parents or their communities Implies that children’s freedom to choose other things, like a good education, is limited Equal opportunity for adults can be satisfied by the lack of barriers, especially the absence of discrimination Children require the full development of their capabilities to take advantage of the opportunities they will face as adults.
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Introductory Remarks 1. Folbre’s book: it is important to think about children in economic terms. To the extent that parenting is an activity that people pursue for love rather
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2011 for the course WOMENS SST 160 taught by Professor Rodgers during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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