Gender and the Welfare State: Care, Work and Welfare in Europe and the USA

Gender and the Welfare State: Care, Work and Welfare in Europe and the USA

by Mary Daly, Katherine Rake
     
 

ISBN-10: 0745622313

ISBN-13: 9780745622316

Pub. Date: 03/28/2003

Publisher: Wiley

This accessible book explores the configuration of care, work and welfare in the major European Union countries and in the USA. Bringing together the most recent empirical data available, it examines the impact of the welfare state on women's and men's roles and power relations, and on their access to resources.  See more details below

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This accessible book explores the configuration of care, work and welfare in the major European Union countries and in the USA. Bringing together the most recent empirical data available, it examines the impact of the welfare state on women's and men's roles and power relations, and on their access to resources.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745622316
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Pages:
226
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Figures
Acknowledgements
Introduction1
1Studying the Welfare State and Gender: The Insights of Existing Work10
1.1Conceptualizing the Welfare State11
1.2The Relationship between the Welfare State and Gender15
1.3Developing an Agency Perspective on the Welfare State and Gender Relations20
1.4Comparison and the Study of the Welfare State and Gender Relations24
2Framework of Analysis32
2.1Defining the Welfare State32
2.2Defining Gender and Gender Relations37
2.3The Welfare State and Gender Relations - Towards a Framework of Analysis39
2.4The Approach to Comparison42
3Gender and the Prevention of Care48
3.1The Governance of Care49
3.2The Provision of Care54
3.3Income and Other Implications of Caring58
3.4Power Relations and Contests Associated with Gender and Care66
4Gender and Work70
4.1The Organization of Work and the Links to the Welfare State71
4.2Women's Relationship to Employment74
4.3Power Relations and Contests Associated with Gender and Work89
5Welfare, Household Resources and Gender Relations93
5.1Gender Relations and Welfare State Redistribution94
5.2The Gender Dimension of Income and Poverty96
5.3Power Relations and Contests Arising around Gender and the Distribution of Income113
6Individual Resources and Household Redistribution118
6.1Individual and Family Resources, Welfare and Gender Relations119
6.2Individual Resources and the Gender Resource Balance122
6.3Power Relations and Contests Arising around Individual Resources and the Gender Resource Balance133
7Towards and Explanation of National Configurations and Cross-national Patterns138
7.1National Configurations of the Welfare State and Gender Relations138
7.2Cross-national Similarities and Differences152
7.3The Significance of the Welfare State for Cross-national Variation158
8Conclusions and Overview164
8.1Studying the Welfare State and Gender in a Comparative Perspective164
8.2Pressure Points around Care, Work and Welfare and the Challenges for Future Policy168
Technical Appendix179
Notes185
References191
Index204

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