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Gender Inequalities in Southern Europe: Woman, Work and Welfare in the 1990s

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Overview

South European states have often been neglected in comparative research, and generalizations about the nature of gender inequalities have been made about the region on the basis of only single country studies, often without the benefit of up-to-date comparable data." "This book contains two major innovations: it presents studies of the recent situation on gender inequalities and associated patterns of work and welfare in all south European countries, and it focuses on the interaction of the three major societal institutions - the State, the family and the labour market - using new statistical data sources.
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Table of Contents

Foreword 1
Introduction: Interpreting the Transformation of Gender Inequalities in Southern Europe 4
Women's Flexible Work and Family Responsibilities in Greece 35
Development and Equality Between Women and Men in the Portuguese Labour Market 54
The Family Paradigm in the Italian Welfare State (1947-1996) 72
Social Rights of Women with Children: Lone Mothers and Poverty in Italy, Germany and Great Britain 89
Gender in the Reform of the Italian Welfare State 122
To What Extent does in Pay to be Better Educated? Education and the Work Market for Women in Italy 150
Is the Male Provider Model Still in Place? Partnership Formation in Contemporary Spain 171
Separation and Divorce in Spain 195
Political Participation: Exploring the Gender Gap in Spain 223
Abstracts to Articles 248
Biographical Notes 252
Index 255
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