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The Resource The feminine economy and economic man : reviving the role of family in the post-industrial age, Shirley P. Burggraf

The feminine economy and economic man : reviving the role of family in the post-industrial age, Shirley P. Burggraf

Label
The feminine economy and economic man : reviving the role of family in the post-industrial age
Title
The feminine economy and economic man
Title remainder
reviving the role of family in the post-industrial age
Statement of responsibility
Shirley P. Burggraf
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In The Feminine Economy and Economic Man, Shirley Burggraf sets the record straight about the true value - and true cost - of the family's work in nurturing and protecting society's "human capital." With startling insight she also shows why we must replace our "charity" attitude toward family with something more appropriate, the same model we use for encouraging other, important economic entities - the model of investment and incentives. Women no longer volunteer to nurture and educate the young, or to take care of the sick and dying, for submarket wages or for no wages at all. A huge transfer of labor has taken place from the Feminine Economy of caregiving into the market-driven world of Economic Man, but economists, persisting in their blind spot, have yet to recognize the full impact of the shift. Thirty years after this free or underpriced labor force began to disappear we see our social structure fraying at the seams
  • The answer, clearly, is not to send women back home, nor is it for paternalistic government to try to displace the family entirely and take over every caretaking function. The answer is insightful public policy that insures that those who invest most in producing our economy's human capital - the parents, the teachers, the caregivers - be rewarded with real economic incentives rather than lip service and platitudes. A parent's dividend through social security, dramatic revision of our divorce laws, and a parent-driven approach to public education are just a few of the provocative ideas Shirley Burggraf offers for bringing the family back into the center of this vital economic function. Both in its analysis and in its recommendations, this is a book certain to spark heated debate
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
306.85
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ536
LC item number
.B863 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The feminine economy and economic man : reviving the role of family in the post-industrial age, Shirley P. Burggraf
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0832/96028705-d.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-273) and index
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The Feminine Economy -- 3. Homo Economicus and Femina Economica -- 4. Where Do Babies Come From? -- 5. The Family Enterprise -- 6. Telling the Truth About Family Values -- 7. Social Security from the Supply Side -- 8. The Marriage Contract -- 9. School Reform and the Family -- 10. Welfare Reform and the Family -- 11. A Summary Argument
Control code
4099434
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 285 p.
Isbn
9780201479614
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96028705
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm35121696
  • (OCoLC)35121696
Label
The feminine economy and economic man : reviving the role of family in the post-industrial age, Shirley P. Burggraf
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0832/96028705-d.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-273) and index
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The Feminine Economy -- 3. Homo Economicus and Femina Economica -- 4. Where Do Babies Come From? -- 5. The Family Enterprise -- 6. Telling the Truth About Family Values -- 7. Social Security from the Supply Side -- 8. The Marriage Contract -- 9. School Reform and the Family -- 10. Welfare Reform and the Family -- 11. A Summary Argument
Control code
4099434
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 285 p.
Isbn
9780201479614
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96028705
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm35121696
  • (OCoLC)35121696

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