Changing Relations of Welfare: Family, Gender and Migration in Britain and Scandinavia

Changing Relations of Welfare: Family, Gender and Migration in Britain and Scandinavia

by Åsa Lundqvist, Janet Fink

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Changing Relations of Welfare is concerned with the complexities of family relations and practices in the recent past and how these have been imagined, addressed or elided in present policy making. It uses rich and varied sources to offer an innovative approach to the analysis of meanings afforded to the family in different policy, legal and welfare contexts in Sweden, Denmark and Britain. This book considers how debates about responsibility, obligation and rights have been gendered in social policy and welfare practice, whilst also focusing upon the intersections of family, gender, race and ethnicity and the different ways in which legislation and policy in northern Europe have been used to regulate not only immigration but also the lives of migrant families. Presenting a historically informed, comparative analysis of the shifting dynamics in the relationship between family and the state, this volume offers new pathways for exploring questions of change and continuity.

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ISBN-13: 9781317168515
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/15/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 212
File size: 17 MB
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About the Author

Janet Fink is Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at The Open University, UK and Ã…sa Lundqvist is Associate Professor at the Centre for Gender Studies, Lund University, Sweden

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction, Janet Fink and Åsa Lundqvist; Part I Family, Gender Relations and the Welfare State: Overshadowed by the male breadwinner: care in 20th-century Britain, Hilary Land; Competing meanings of gender equality: family, marriage and tax law in 20th-century Denmark, Anna-Birte Ravn and Bente Rosenbeck; The institutionalization of family and gender equality policies in the Swedish welfare state, Åsa Lundqvist and Christine Roman; Paradoxes of gender and marital status in mid-20th century British welfare, Janet Fink and Katherine Holden. Part II Gender, Migration and Social Inequalities: Migration, family and British social policy in the late 20th century: British Pakistani perspectives, Kaveri Harris and Alison Shaw; The multicultural challenge to the Danish welfare state: tensions between gender equality and diversity, Birte Siim and Anette Borchorst; Postcolonial encounters: migrant women and Swedish midwives, Diana Mulinari; Afterword, Janet Fink and Åsa Lundqvist; Index.

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