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Incomplete Revolution: Adapting Welfare States to Women's New Roles / Edition 1
     

Incomplete Revolution: Adapting Welfare States to Women's New Roles / Edition 1

by Gosta Esping-Andersen
 

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ISBN-10: 0745643159

ISBN-13: 9780745643151

Pub. Date: 09/15/2009

Publisher: Wiley

Our future depends very much on how we respond to three great challenges of the new century, all of which threaten to increase social inequality: first, how we adapt institutions to the new role of women - the ‘incomplete revolution' of our time; second, how we prepare our children for the knowledge economy; and, third, how we respond to the new

Overview

Our future depends very much on how we respond to three great challenges of the new century, all of which threaten to increase social inequality: first, how we adapt institutions to the new role of women - the ‘incomplete revolution' of our time; second, how we prepare our children for the knowledge economy; and, third, how we respond to the new demography, in particular low fertility and an ageing population.

In this new book Gøsta Esping-Andersen - the leading analyst of the welfare state - examines how different societies have responded to these challenges. It focuses especially on the quest for gender equality, on the role of families in the reproduction of social inequalities, and on major inequities associated with an ageing population. Through comparative analysis he seeks to identify the kinds of welfare state reform that can optimize not only individuals' life chances but also collective welfare. The intellectual ambition is, in other words, to identify the mainsprings of a new and superior form of social equilibrium.

This book will be of great interest to anyone concerned with gender and the changing role of women, with social and public policy, and with the future of the welfare state.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745643151
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/15/2009
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations vi

Acknowledgements viii

Introduction 1

Part I The Challenges 17

1 Families and the Revolution in Women's Roles 19

2 The New Inequalities 55

Part II Welfare State Adaptation 75

3 Adapting Family Policy to the Female Revolution 77

4 Investing in Children and Equalizing Life Chances 111

5 Ageing and Equity 145

An Afterword 167

References 175

Name Index 197

Subject Index 201

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