How can mainstream models and classifications be used in analyzing welfare states and gender? What sorts of modifications to traditional theory are required? These and other questions are addressed in this book - the first to synthesize the insights of feminist and mainstream research in examining the impact of gender on welfare state analysis and outcomes. The text also highlights the effect of welfare state policies on women and men. The international and interdisciplinary contributors approach the subject on two levels. First, they test the applicability of mainstream frameworks to new areas in analyzing gender. Second, they highlight possible reconceptualizations and innovative frameworks designed to provide gender-based analyses. These approaches are combined with a strong comparative component, focusing on a cross-section of countries of major interest in welfare state research.
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Author Biography - Diane Sainsbury
Dr Diane Sainsbury, Department of Political Science, Univeristy of Stockhom Contributors Sainsbury: Gendering Welfare States Toni Makkai Australian National University Canberra Sue Donath University of Melbourne Michael Bittman University of New South Wales Lois Bryson University of Newcastle Australia Alan Siaroff University of British Columbia Anette Borchorst University of Aarhus Traute Meyer WZB Berlin Kristen Scheiwe Centre of European Social Research Mannheim Mary Daly Istituto Universitario Europeo Fiesole Jet Bussemaker Free University Amsterdam Kees van Kersbergen Free University Amsterdam Siv Gustafsson University of Amsterdam Barbara Hobson University of Stockholm