Gendering Welfare States / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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How can mainstream models and classifications be used in analyzing welfare states and gender? What sorts of modifications to traditional theory are required? These and other questions are addressed in this book - the first to synthesize the insights of feminist and mainstream research in examining the impact of gender on welfare state analysis and outcomes. The text also highlights the effect of welfare state policies on women and men.
The international and interdisciplinary contributors approach the subject on two levels. First, they test the applicability of mainstream frameworks to new areas in analyzing gender. Second, they highlight possible reconceptualizations and innovative frameworks designed to provide gender-base
Table of Contents
Introduction - Diane SainsburyGender and Welfare States - Jet Bussemaker and Kees van Kersbergen Some Theoretical ReflectionsWelfare State Regimes, Women's Interests and the EC - Anette BorchorstChildcare and Types of Welfare States - Siv GustafssonThe German and British Welfare States as Employers - Traute Meyer Patriarchal or Emancipatory?Work, Welfare and Gender Equality - Alan Siaroff A New TypologyComparing Welfare States - Mary Daly Towards a Gender Friendly ApproachMen's Welfare State, Women's Welfare State - Lois Bryson, Michael Bittman and Sue Donath Tendencies to Convergence in Practice and Theory?German Pension Insurance, Gendered Times and Stratification - Kirsten ScheiweWomen's and Men's Social Rights - Diane Sainsbury Gendering Dimensions of Welfare StatesSolo Mothers, Social Policy Regimes and the Logics of Gender - Barbara HobsonSocial Policy and Gender in Eastern Europe - Toni Makkai