Gender, Social Care and Welfare State Restructuring in Europe

Gender, Social Care and Welfare State Restructuring in Europe

by Jane Lewis
     
 

ISBN-10: 1840145382

ISBN-13: 9781840145380

Pub. Date: 12/21/1998

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

This book investigates the idea that the move towards 'marketization' in many countries is having a disproportionately detrimental effect on women whose leverage on the market tends to be weak.  See more details below

Overview

This book investigates the idea that the move towards 'marketization' in many countries is having a disproportionately detrimental effect on women whose leverage on the market tends to be weak.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781840145380
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
12/21/1998
Pages:
604
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 5.83(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
List of Contributors
Introduction: Conceptualising Social Care in the Context of Welfare State Restructuring1
1A More Caring State? The Implications of Welfare State Restructuring for Social Care in the Republic of Ireland25
2Gender, Care and the Changing Role of the State in the UK51
3Social Care in The Netherlands85
4The Politics of Care Policies in Germany111
5Caring for Very Young Children and Dependent Elderly People in France: Towards a Commodification of Social Care?139
6Restructuring Social Care in Italy175
7The Changing 'Welfare Mix' in Childcare and Care for the Frail Elderly in Norway207
8Paradoxes of Social Care Restructuring: The Finnish Case229
9Changing Divisions of Carework: Caring for Children and Frail Elderly People in Sweden257

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