Gender and Welfare State Regimes

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OUP Oxford, Oct 28, 1999 - Business & Economics - 293 pages
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Gender and Welfare State Regimes focuses on the interrelationships between aspects of the welfare state and labour market policies in structuring and transforming gender relations across a broad spectrum of countries. The book examines the construction of gender in various government welfare policies and illustrates how the specific qualities of the welfare state reinforce or counteract gender inequalities. The book argues that policy variation across the countries surveyed can be attributed to a variety of factors, including differing strategies and demands of the women's movements, the organisational strength of labour movements and industrial relations frameworks, the constellation of parties supporting equality measure, traditional values and state structures. Series Gender and Politics edited by Professor Karen Beckwith at the Department of Political Science, College of Wooster and Professor Joni Lovenduski, Department of Politics, University of Southampton.
 

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Contents

Part
6
Contemporary SocialCapitalist Welfare States
15
Employment Equality Strategies in Liberal Welfare States
47
Gender and SocialDemocratic Welfare States
75
Part
115
Lone Mothers Economic WellBeing and Policies
147
mothers
167
Taxation Family Responsibilities and Employment
185
Gender Policy Regimes and Politics
245
income tax as a per cent of gross earnings 1996
248
Index
277
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Diane Sainsbury is Acting Professor of Political Science, University of Stockholm.