Maternity Services And Policy In An International Context: Risk, Citizenship And Welfare Regimes

by Patricia Kennedy
Editor Naonori Kodate, Patricia Kennedy

Routledge | January 27, 2015 | Hardcover

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This book is the first comprehensive international overview of maternity services. Drawing on concepts of risk and social citizenship, it explores the relationship between welfare regimes and health policy by comparing and contrasting provision for childbearing women.

Each substantive chapter focuses on a different country, presenting detailed contextual information on health care provision, maternity interventions and birth outcomes there. They discuss key issues such as birth rates and fertility patterns, the role of patient choice, attitudes to place of birth and maternity entitlements among others, and the countries covered represent diverse welfare regimes, including Ireland, Scotland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. An extended introduction and a conclusion draw the book together and place it in the context of the literature on comparative welfare regimes.

It is an important reference for students and academics interested in comparative social policy, health services research, and maternity services and policies.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 306 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 in

Published: January 27, 2015

Publisher: Routledge

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0415738946

ISBN - 13: 9780415738941

Found in: Social and Cultural Studies

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Maternity Services And Policy In An International Context: Risk, Citizenship And Welfare Regimes

by Patricia Kennedy
Editor Naonori Kodate, Patricia Kennedy

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 306 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 in

Published: January 27, 2015

Publisher: Routledge

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0415738946

ISBN - 13: 9780415738941

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This book is the first comprehensive international overview of maternity services. Drawing on concepts of risk and social citizenship, it explores the relationship between welfare regimes and health policy by comparing and contrasting provision for childbearing women.

Each substantive chapter focuses on a different country, presenting detailed contextual information on health care provision, maternity interventions and birth outcomes there. They discuss key issues such as birth rates and fertility patterns, the role of patient choice, attitudes to place of birth and maternity entitlements among others, and the countries covered represent diverse welfare regimes, including Ireland, Scotland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. An extended introduction and a conclusion draw the book together and place it in the context of the literature on comparative welfare regimes.

It is an important reference for students and academics interested in comparative social policy, health services research, and maternity services and policies.

About the Author

Patricia Kennedy is a Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at the School of Applied Social Science, University College Dublin, Ireland. She has written extensively on motherhood and maternity policies in Ireland. Her areas of interest include: conceptual and theoretical approaches to social policy; health policy; consumers'' involvement in maternity policy; sexual and reproductive health; migration; comparative social policy; and evidence-based policy. Her books include: Walking with the Migrant: Irish Catholic Activism in Britain from 1957 (2015); Key Themes in Social Policy (2013); Motherhood in Ireland: Creation and Context (2004); and Maternity in Ireland: a Woman-centred Perspective (2002). She has co-edited several books, including: Ageing and Social Policy (2008); Theorizing Irish Social Policy (2004); Contemporary Irish Social Policy (2005, 1999); and Irish Social Policy in Context (1999). She has undertaken research and published on domestic violence, the maternity needs of refugee and asylum seekers, gender-based violence, women''s health, the Irish Emigrant Chaplaincy Scheme and evidence-based policy. On an international level she is a founding member of the European Network for the Promotion of Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights of Refugees and Asylum Seekers EnHera organisation sponsored by the European Refugee Fund . She was the Irish partner in the Daphne-funded research project Frame of Reference i
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