Nancy Folbre comments in two stories about how society values women and the work they do

One story focuses on how some women are responding to the economic downturn by selling their eggs, renting their bodies to carry other people’s babies to term and selling breast milk. Folbre says women feel the economic strain more acutely than men because they earn less in the market place and have less money in savings. Folbre was also a guest lecturer at Delhi University’s Institute of Economic Growth, giving a talk on how to value unpaid work. (MSN Health & Fitness, 12/17/09;, 12/17/09)

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