Maternity and Gender Policies: Women and the Rise of the European Welfare States, 1880s-1950s

Front Cover
Gisela Bock, Pat Thane
Routledge, 1994 - History - 259 pages
0 Reviews
This important collection is the first to analyse the influence of women's movements on the emergence of Europe's welfare state from the 1880s to the 1950s and the limits of that influence. It compares the women's movements and social policies concerning women in the dictatorships of Italy, Germany and Spain with the democracies in Britain, France and Scandinavia and throws new light on feminism, especially in the inter-war period, making a significant contribution to women's studies.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (1994)

Gisela Bock is Professor of Western European History at the Free University of Berlin. She has published numerous books and articles on the history of women, including studies on gender relations in the modern welfare states, female poverty, women under National Socialism, and the European debates on gender relations.

Allison Brown has been a freelance translator of scholarly books and essays, largely in the fields of history and the social and political sciences, especially women's and cultural studies, since 1988. She has studied linguistics and German studies, and has an M.A. in translation science.

Bibliographic information