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From the Publisher'An outstanding contribution to contemporary debates about the future direction of the welfare state in the advanced Western world...Esping-Andersen writes extremely lucidly and well and both his thesis and his recommendations are very plausible. This is the kind of book that makes one feel that the sociological enterprise really is worthwhile.'
Political Studies Review
'The Incomplete Revolution strongly enhances our understanding of the making and unmaking of unequal life chances. And last but not least, it is a surprisingly entertaining read.'
European Sociological Review
'Esping-Andersen's book confirms his position as one of the most brilliant social scientists of the last decades. His latest work is an invaluable contribution which helps to bridge the gap between demography, public policy and sociology, and provide a comprehensive frame of reference for understanding the potential revolutionary impact of the changing role of women.'
Work, Employment and Society
'A fascinating book. Esping-Andersen's contention that good policy reforms must begin with babies is provocative, imaginative and timely. A bold exposition of the unplanned consequences for family, fertility and ageing of the incomplete revolution of women's new roles.'
Professor Jacqueline Scott, University of Cambridge
'In this sweeping and provocative new book, Gosta Esping-Andersen brilliantly pulls together evidence from demography, economics, sociology, and child development to argue that the revolution in women’s roles, if not addressed by reforms to the welfare state, will lead to increased inequality for current and future generations.'
Jane Waldfogel, Columbia University