Children, Gender and Families in Mediterranean Welfare States

Children, Gender and Families in Mediterranean Welfare States

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Overview

This book makes the case that the Mediterranean states share a unique set of commonalities. In doing so, it offers a close comparative analysis of policies towards children, families and gender in these nations—Italy, Spain, Greece, Turkey and Israel.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789400732803
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 09/05/2012
Series: Children's Well-Being: Indicators and Research , #2
Edition description: 2010
Pages: 226
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

* John Gal is professor of social policy at the Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His fields of interest include social policy in Israel and in a comparative perspective, and the link between war and welfare. Recent books include a study on income maintenance in Israel, a study of the history of unemployment policy in Israel and Professional Ideologies and Preferences in Social Work: A Global Study with Idit Weiss and John Dixon. His e-mail address is: msjgsw@mscc.huji.ac.il.

* Mimi Ajzenstadt is a professor at the Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare and at the Institute of Criminology, Faculty of Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her research interests lie in the areas of sociology of law, qualitative research methods and in the areas of social policy and the welfare state. She has examined the establishment and operation of social policy towards women in the Israeli welfare state, and has analyzed the history of the social construction of attitudes towards juvenile delinquency in the Jewish community in pre-State Palestine and in the State of Israel. Her articles were published in journals such as: British Journal of Criminology, Social Problems, Social Policy , Symbolic Interaction, Qualitative Sociology and Theoretical Criminology.

Table of Contents

Tentative Table of Contents
1. Mimi Ajzenstadt and John Gal: Introduction
Part I: Setting the Scene
2. John Gal: Exploring the Extended Family of Mediterranean Welfare States
3. Hadas Mandel: Gender and the Welfare State
4. Tomas Olk: Children, Childhood and the Welfare State
5. Jim McDonell: Children, Communities and Well-Being
Part II: Country Studies
5. Valeria Fargion: Children, Gender and Families in the Italian Welfare State
6. Celia Valiente: Children, Gender and Families in the Spanish Welfare State
7. Azer Kilic: Children, Gender and Families in the Turkish Welfare State
8. Theano Kallinkaki: Children, Gender and Families in the Greek Welfare State
9. Mimi Ajzenstadt: Children, Gender and Families in the Israeli Welfare State
10. Index

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