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The ANNALS: Our Bimonthly Journal of Research

The Social and Community Consequences of the Opioid Epidemic
Special Editors: Rajeev Darolia and Colleen Heflin
Vol. 703, September 2022

This volume of the ANNALS aims to improve our understanding of the consequences of the opioid epidemic in a variety of societal and community domains, including child well-being, education, housing security, food security, labor productivity, and public budgets. Here, a cross- disciplinary group of researchers considers the social and community consequences of the opioid epidemic in the U.S. and Canada using a variety of measures to both improve public understanding of the sweep of the crisis and to inform the public response.


Featured Fellow

Nancy Folbre

2004 Charlotte Perkins Gilman Fellow

Nancy Folbre is Professor Emerita of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Director of the Program on Gender and Care Work. Her research focuses on the interface between feminist theory and political economy, with a particular interest in caring labor and other forms of non-market work. Her research overlaps the fields of economic history, development, and policy analysis, and touches on game-theoretic approaches to family decision-making.

A recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, she also serves as co-chair of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on the Family and the Economy, and, since 1995, has been an Associate Editor of the journal Feminist Economics. She is the author of numerous journal, magazine, and newspaper articles as well as chapters in books. Dr. Folbre has been a Visiting Chair in American Studies at Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris and Visiting Scholar at the Gender Institute at the London School of Economics.

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