Motivating care

Paula England, Nancy Folbre, Carrie Leana

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    The simple contrast between doing something for love and doing something for money conceals enormous variation in the forms that intrinsic and extrinsic motivation can take, as well as the ways in which these forms can be combined. "Love" can represent many different types of motivations: a sense of moral obligation, a social norm of responsibility, a general concern for other people, or a very specific concern for the well-being of a specific person. "Money" can also represent many possibilities: a weekly paycheck, a share of someone's income, an expected bequest, or future payback for an informal service rendered. What are the implications of these distinct motivations for care provision? Where do they come from? Why do they seem to differ between men and women? How do these distinct motivations interact, and how might they be affected by the organization of care work itself?.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationFor Love and Money
    Subtitle of host publicationCare Provision in the United States
    PublisherRussell Sage Foundation
    Number of pages19
    ISBN (Print)9780871543530
    StatePublished - 2012

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Social Sciences


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