Gender, Equality and Welfare States
By (author) Diane Sainsbury
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Gender, Equality and Welfare States by Diane Sainsbury
Book DescriptionWhat differences do welfare state variations make for women? How do women and men fare in different welfare states? Diane Sainsbury answers these questions by analysing the situation in countries whose welfare state policies differ in significant ways: the United States, the United Kingdom, Sweden, and the Netherlands. Building on feminist criticisms of mainstream research, Professor Sainsbury reconceptualises the crucial dimensions of variation, notably those relevant to gender. She determines the extent to which legislation reflects and perpetuates the gendered division of labour in the family and society, as well as what types of policy alter gender relations in social provision. She thereby increases our understanding of how policy mechanisms, especially the bases of entitlement, exclude or incorporate women and offers constructive proposals for securing greater equality between women and men.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521565790
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Aug-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Diane Sainsbury
Welfare States and Immigrant Rights, Hardback (September 2012)
Welfare States and Immigrant Rights deals with the policies and politics of immigrants' inclusion and exclusion in six countries representing different types of welfare states: the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Sweden, and Denmark.
Gender and Welfare State Regimes, Paperback (October 1999)
Focusing 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, this book argues that policy variation across the countries surveyed can be attributed to a variety of factors.
Gendering Welfare States, Paperback (October 1994)» View all books by Diane Sainsbury
This volume synthesizes the insights of feminist and mainstream research in examining the impact of gender on welfare state analysis and outcomes. It highlights the effect of welfare state policies on women and men.
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