Nancy Folbre: Greed, Lust and Gender -- An Introduction to Feminist Economics
Nov 14, 2012 12:00
Nov 14, 2012 13:30
Gender and Development Seminar Series
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The pursuit of economic and sexual self-interest appears to be increasingly legitimated in recent times -- not just predominantly for men but, in places, increasingly for women, too. But where is the boundary between the legitimate and the morally unacceptable? Capitalism is not equivalent to "the market" alone but to a complex of markets, families, communities and the state. Even in developed countries half of all work is unpaid, much of it women caring for children, the sick and the elderly -- bonds seemingly at odds with self-interest. Noted gender economist Nancy Folbre discusses the evolution of greed, lust and gender in the history of economic ideas and the birth of feminist economics.
GUEST Nancy Folbre Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts
CHAIR Milan Brahmbhatt Senior Adviser, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network, World Bank
DISCUSSANT Sudhir Shetty Sector Director for East Asia, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network, World Bank