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THE PERSONAL PRICE OF CARE

Taking care of a loved one — or someone else’s loved one — is a virtuous thing, and that’s something that Eugeneans of all stripes can agree on. So why are caretakers so frequently economically penalized for their work?

Economist Nancy Folbre’s keynote speech March 8, “Women’s Gains, Mothers’ Losses: Capitalism and the Care Penalty,” will address aspects of something called the care penalty.

 

Emails to the Eugene City Council available under the Oregon Public Records and Meetings laws shine a light on the holiday uproar within the city of Eugene caused by Occupy Eugene (OE) protests.