Measuring Care: Gender, Empowerment, and the Care Economy

  title={Measuring Care: Gender, Empowerment, and the Care Economy},
  author={N. Folbre},
  journal={Journal of Human Development},
  pages={183 - 199}
  • N. Folbre
  • Published 2006
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Human Development
  • How should “care” be defined and measured in ways that enhance our understanding of the impact of economic development on women? This paper addresses this question, suggesting several possible approaches to the development of indices that would measure gender differences in responsibility for the financial and temporal care of dependents. 


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