Who Should Pay for the Kids?

Paula England, Nancy Folbre

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    This article emphasizes collective struggles over the distribution of the costs of children. Because the production of children's capabilities creates a public good that cannot be priced in the market, individuals can free ride on the efforts of parents in general and mothers in particular. We need to redesign the social contract in ways that encourage more sustainable forms of intergenerational altruism and reciprocity.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)194-207
    Number of pages14
    JournalThe ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
    Volume563
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 1999

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    Who Should Pay for the Kids? / England, Paula; Folbre, Nancy.

    In: The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Vol. 563, No. 1, 1999, p. 194-207.

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    England, Paula ; Folbre, Nancy. / Who Should Pay for the Kids?. In: The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. 1999 ; Vol. 563, No. 1. pp. 194-207.
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