Gender and Welfare State Regimes
Edited by Diane Sainsbury
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Gender and Welfare State Regimes by Diane Sainsbury
Book DescriptionGender 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198294160
(216mm x 138mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 28-Oct-1999
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, Equality and Welfare States, Paperback (August 1996)
Feminist critique of US, UK, Swedish, and Dutch welfare systems, with proposals for achieving greater gender equality.
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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Author Biography - Diane Sainsbury
Diane Sainsbury is Acting Professor of Political Science, University of Stockholm.
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