Women and Welfare: Theory and Practice in the United States and Europe / Edition 1

Women and Welfare: Theory and Practice in the United States and Europe / Edition 1

by Nancy J. Hirschmann

ISBN-10: 0813528828

ISBN-13: 9780813528823

Pub. Date: 03/28/2001

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Product Details

Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
Rutgers Series on Women and Politics
Edition description:
New Edition
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Engendering Welfare, Degendering Care: Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives on the United States and Europe1
Pt. 1Deconstructing the Welfare State: Theoretical Issues
2From Welfare to a Public Ethic of Care38
3Who Cares? Public and Private Caring and the Rethinking of Citizenship65
4A Question of Freedom, A Question of Rights? Women and Welfare84
Pt. 2Welfare Reform in the United States
5Welfare Reform in the 104[superscript th] Congress: Institutional Position and the Role of Women111
6Ending the Entitlements of Poor Single Mothers: Changing Social Policies. Women's Employment, and Caregiving in the Contemporary United States133
7The Rhetoric and Reality of Welfare Reform160
8At the Kitchen Table: Poor Women Making Public Policy177
Pt. 3Realigning Social Welfare Regimes
9Challenging the Maternalist Presumption: The Gender Politics of Welfare Reform in Germany and the United States193
10Gendering Welfare State Variation: Income Transfers, Employment Supports, and Family Poverty215
11Women in the Restructuring of Care-Work: Crossnational Variations and Trends in Ten OECD-Countries244
12Degendering Care and Engendering Freedom: Social Welfare in the European Union261
About the Contributors313

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