NYT Economix Posts

Care-related Posts to NYT Economix, 2009-2014
(in categories synched with Care Talk)

The meaning of care and/or the “care sector” as a whole.

 The Weak Heart of Economics
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/01/31/the-weak-heart-of-economics/
Economists tend to emphasize the virtues of freedom, including freedom from responsibility.

Our Increasingly Non-Market Economy
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/09/08/what-weve-learned-our-increasingly-non-market-economy/
The “market” represents only a small part of our overall economy.

How Much Do We Spend Caring for Family?
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/02/01/how-much-do-we-spend-caring-for-family/
If we had a “Dependent Price Index” instead of just a Consumer Price Index we might better understand the causes of economic stress.

Capitalism and the Kids
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/10/capitalism-and-the-kids/
A big-picture analysis of child poverty.

Of Parents, Puppies, and Robots
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/19/of-parents-puppies-and-robots/
Why children are not merely pets. 

Gender inequality and care.

Do Nice Gals Finish Last?
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/04/26/do-nice-gals-finish-last/
The labor market often rewards bad behavior better than good.

Gender Tradeoffs
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/02/22/gender-trade-offs/
Trends toward gender equality are difficult to assess, because change can be multidimensional.

The Future of the Gender Bend
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/01/the-future-of-the-gender-bend/
Gender roles are loosening in some areas, but not in others

The End of Men, Revisited
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/29/the-end-of-men-revisited/
Just how far has men’s economic advantage eroded?

Patriarchal Norms Still Shape Family Care
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/17/women-should-take-care-of-home-and-family/
Journalists seem more willing to apply the term “patriarchal” to less-developed countries than to our own.

The Declining Demand for Husbands
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/17/the-declining-demand-for-husbands/
Why marriage rates are going down.

The Anti-Mommy Bias
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/03/26/family-responsibility-discrimination-would-ayn-like-fred/
An introduction to Family Responsibility Discrimination. It isn’t pretty.

The World’s Best Countries for Women
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/08/the-worlds-best-countries-for-women/
It all depends on how you measure progress.

The Best Countries for Non-Mothers
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/26/the-best-countries-for-non-mothers/
Something is seriously wrong with many efforts to rate countries on success in achieving gender equality.

Feminism’s Uneven Success
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/19/feminisms-uneven-success/
In the U.S., feminism has benefited some women far more than others.

New Marriages or No Marriages?
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/05/new-marriages-or-no-marriages/
The meaning of marriage must change in order for the institution to endure.

Measurement and valuation of unpaid care.

Valuing Houses but Not Housewives
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/09/09/valuing-houses-but-not-housewives/
Current national accounting conventions offer a distorted picture of the overall level of goods and services produced.

Valuing Family Work
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/23/valuing-family-work/
Sometimes Republicans agree that every mother is a working mother.

Valuing Unpaid Work Matters, Especially for the Poor
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/09/21/valuing-unpaid-work-matters-especially-for-the-poor/
Yet another example of how we mismeasure poverty.

Wages and working conditions in paid employment.

Why Girly Jobs Don’t Pay Well
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/08/16/why-girly-jobs-dont-pay/
Some types of work are under-rewarded in the labor market

Improving Home Care Services, Creating Jobs
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/07/26/improving-home-care-services-creating-jobs/
Consider the opportunities for creating new—and better—“pink-collar” jobs.

Full-time, Part-Time, Good Jobs, Bad
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/26/full-time-part-time-good-jobs-bad/
Why not try to improve the quality of part-time jobs?

Minimal Wages, Minimal Families
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/04/minimal-wages-minimal-families/
Looking for a good pro-family policy? Increase the minimum wage.

The Recession in Pink and Blue
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/24/the-recession-in-pink-and-blue/
The gendered effects of the Great Recession

The Spousal Safety Net
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/12/the-spousal-safety-net/
How two-earner families ride out recessions.

Work-family policies.

Dollars for Dads
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/10/dollars-for-dads/
Evidence that public policies can encourage more paternal participation in childrearing

Family Leave: Right or Privilege?
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/01/25/family-leaves-right-or-privilege/
Time for family care should be considered an economic necessity rather than a special luxury.

Rich Mom, Poor Mom
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/25/rich-mom-poor-mom/
Class differences among women are shaping public policy in the U.S.

Child care and education. 

The Push for Universal Pre-K
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/09/30/the-push-for-universal-pre-k/
What Japan, Germany, New York City, and San Antonio, Texas have in common.

Preschool Economics
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/18/preschool-economics/
The case for early childhood education (duh!)

The Best States to Grow Up In
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/23/the-best-states-to-grow-up-in/
State-level differences in the Index of Child Well-Being

Will Business Buy in to Early Childhood Education
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/20/will-business-buy-in-to-early-childhood-education/
If only there were stronger incentives for it to do so.

Home and community-based care for the sick, disabled or frail.

Who’s Taking Care of Your Mother?
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/12/14/whos-taking-care-of-your-mother/
Older women depend heavily on younger women for family care

Public finance and social insurance

Intergenerational Accounting at the Public Mutual Fund and Insurance Company
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/20/intergenerational-accounting-at-the-public-mutual-fund-and-insurance-company/
How to rethink the intergenerational “contract.”

Investing in Julia
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/21/investing-in-julia/
How government spending on the development of human capabilities pays off.

Homemaker Dad, Breadwinner Mom
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/16/homemaker-dad-breadwinner-mom/
How U.S. tax policies encourage specialization by gender—at women’s expense.

Subsidizing Spouses
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/09/16/subsidizing-spouses/
U.S. tax policies are designed to reward marriage rather than care of dependents.

Feminists at Fault?
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/08/09/feminists-at-fault/
The little-known history of feminist family policy.

Austerity for Posterity
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/24/austerity-for-posterity/
Reductions in public spending on children=reduced investment in the future

Social Security and the Stork
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/09/social-security-and-the-stork/
Why it make sense to socialize a hefty share of the cost of caring for dependents.

Accounting for Kids
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/01/18/remembering-the-little-people-accounting-for-kids/
Public spending on children should be considered investment.

The Welfare Queen of Denmark
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/29/the-welfare-queen-of-denmark/
Danes show how to foster a competitive but caring economy.

Care and Elections

Campaigning for Care
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/08/campaigning-for-care/
Efforts to insert care policies into the 2012 elections

Gender and the Polls
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/16/gender-and-the-polls/
Why women and men had different priorities for the presidential election of 2012.

Credits for Children
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/16/credits-for-children/
Tax reforms to help parents enjoy bipartisan support.

 

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