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Women, the Family, and Policy: A Global Perspective / Edition 1

Women, the Family, and Policy: A Global Perspective / Edition 1


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ISBN-13: 9780791417867
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 06/07/1994
Series: SUNY series in Gender and Society Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 310
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

Esther Ngan-ling Chow is Professor of Sociology at The American University.

Catherine White Berheide is Associate Professor of Sociology at Skidmore College.

Table of Contents



Introduction: Studying Women, Families, and Policies Globally Esther
Ngan-ling Chow and Catherine White Berheide

Part I: Changing State Policies, Women, Families, and Economic Development

1. Women, Families, and Public Policy in Sweden
Joan Acker

2. Repudiation versus Divorce: Responses to State Policy in Tunisia
Mounira Charrad

3. The Impact of the One-Child Policy on Women and the Patriarchal Family in the People's Republic of China
Esther Ngan-ling Chow and Kevin Chen

4. Working without Wages in Australian Welfare
Cora Vellekoop Baldock

5. Women's Work, Wealth, and Family Survival Strategy: The Impact of Guatemala's ALCOSA Agribusiness Project
Rae Lesser Blumberg

Part II: Stategic and Practical Gener Interests, Families, and Policies

6. Controlling Less Land, Producing Less Food: The Fate of Female-Headed Households in Malawi
Catherine White Berheide and Marcia Texler Segal

7. The Urban Street Food Trade: Regional Variations of Women's Involvement
Irene Tinker

8. Women, Political Activism, and the Struggle for Housing: The Case of Costa Rica
Montserrat Sagot

9. Fertility, Selective Recruitment, and the Maquila Labor Force
Susan Tiano

10. Childcare Arrangements of Employed Mothers in Taiwan
Chin-Chun Yi

Part III: Conclusion

11. Perpetuating Gender Inequality: The Role of Families, Economies, and States
Catherine White Berheide and Esther Ngan-ling Chow

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