Gender, Social Care and Welfare State Restructuring in Europe

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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.
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Focuses a gender perspective on the social nature of care, identifying the nature of the restructuring that is taking place in the formal provision of social care and the implications of those changes, especially for children and the elderly. Reports from Ireland, the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy, Norway, Finland, and Sweden. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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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 Restructuring 1
1 A More Caring State? The Implications of Welfare State Restructuring for Social Care in the Republic of Ireland 25
2 Gender, Care and the Changing Role of the State in the UK 51
3 Social Care in The Netherlands 85
4 The Politics of Care Policies in Germany 111
5 Caring for Very Young Children and Dependent Elderly People in France: Towards a Commodification of Social Care? 139
6 Restructuring Social Care in Italy 175
7 The Changing 'Welfare Mix' in Childcare and Care for the Frail Elderly in Norway 207
8 Paradoxes of Social Care Restructuring: The Finnish Case 229
9 Changing Divisions of Carework: Caring for Children and Frail Elderly People in Sweden 257
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