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'Caring Work' is focus of lecture, March 7

Two scholars who focus on the relationships between society and economics will discuss compensation problems and other issues facing personal caregivers in a lecture scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, in 16 Robertson Hall.

The talk, titled "Caring Work," will be delivered by Viviana Zelizer, a sociologist at Princeton, and Nancy Folbre, an economist at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Zelizer studies economic processes, American social history and childhood. She is the author of "The Purchase of Intimacy," "The Social Meaning of Money," "Pricing the Priceless Child: The Changing Social Value of Children" and "Morals and Markets: The Development of Life Insurance in the United States."

Folbre's work focuses on human and community development and economic growth. A 1998 MacArthur Fellow, she is the co-founder and chief executive officer of the Dancing Monkey Project, which provides multimedia experiments in economic literacy. She has published articles in many leading economics journals.

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, the Center for Research and Child Well-Being and the Gender and Policy Network. 

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