For Love and Money: Care Provision in the United States

December 2, 2013

for love and moneyFrom the publisher:

As women moved into the formal labor force in large numbers over the last forty years, care work traditionally provided primarily by women has increasingly shifted from the family arena to the market. Child care, elder care, care for the disabled, and home care now account for a growing segment of low-wage work in the United States, and demand for such work will only increase as the baby boom generation ages. But the expanding market provision of care has created new economic anxieties and raised pointed questions: Why do women continue to do most care work, both paid and unpaid? Why does care work remain low paid when the quality of care is so highly valued? How effective and equitable are public policies toward dependents in the United States? In For Love and Money, an interdisciplinary team of experts explores the theoretical dilemmas of care provision and provides an unprecedented empirical overview of the looming problems for the care sector in the United States… For Love and Money develops an innovative framework to analyze existing care policies and suggest potential directions for care policy and future research.

For Love and Money: Care Provision in the United States, edited by Nancy Folbre. New York : Russell Sage Foundation, 2012. 280 p. ISBN 9780871543530 (pbk.)

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