UMass Economics

Atlantic article “My husband paid me to do housework” quotes Nancy Folbre

A column written by a woman who was paid by her husband to do housework and suggests the government might pay women for doing housework, quotes Nancy Folbre, professor emerita of economics. Folbre says she does not favor a public sector wage and says government money could be better spent on policies like paid family leave or tax subsidies for child care that honor and reward such work, as well as on policies that encourage men to increase their responsibilities at home. (The Atlantic, 9/25/19)