Authors

Nancy Folbre

Publication Date

1997

Journal or Book Title

Population and Development Review

Abstract

Social scientist Kingsley Davis underestimated the potential of collective efforts to modify patriarchal authority relations in his Jul 1937 article on declining birth rates, the future of the family, fertility behavior and related public policies. A theoretical framework between production and reproduction concerns should be integrated with a moral concept of what the family could and should become. Social scientists are urged to appreciate and take responsibility for the transformation of authority relations between men and women, parents and children, rich and poor, old and young.

Comments

This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Folbre, N. (1997). The Future of the Elephant-Bird. Population and Development Review, 23(3), 647-654. doi:10.2307/2137581, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/2137581. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving."

Volume

23

Pages

647-654

Issue

3

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Economics Commons

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