Maria Floro

Maria Floro


American University

Professor Maria S. Floro is Professor Emerita of Economics at American University (AU) in Washington DC. She served, for the most part, as co-Director of the Program on Gender Analysis in Economics (PGAE) since it was established in 2008. Her publications include co-authored books on Informal Credit Markets and the New Institutional Economics, Women’s Work in the World Economy, and Gender, Development, and Globalization: Economics as if All People Mattered and articles on gender and development strategies, care and unpaid work, time use and well-being, environment and ecological crises, vulnerability, food security and migration, poverty, household savings, credit, and urban informal sector. She served as chair of the Advisory Board of the Economic and Social Costs of Violence Against Women and Girls Project based at National University of Ireland and is Advisory Board member of the Women’s Empowerment: Data for Gender Equality (WEDGE) Project based at the University of Maryland. Professor Floro recently led the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and Open Society Foundations-supported Care Work and the Economy (CWE-GAM) Project involving 40 scholars around the world. She is Special Adviser of the Care Economy Africa Adaptation Project and part of the Care Economies in Context Project.

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Demographic, health, and economic transitions and the future care burden

26 January 2024