Gender and Welfare State Regimes by Diane Sainsbury

Gender and Welfare State Regimes

EditorDiane Sainsbury

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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 welfarepolicies 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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Diane Sainsbury is Acting Professor of Political Science, University of Stockholm.
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Title:Gender and Welfare State RegimesFormat:PaperbackPublished:October 28, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198294166

ISBN - 13:9780198294160

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Part I. Gender Inequality and Welfare State Regimes1. Jet Bussemaker and Kees van Kersbergen: Contemporary Social Capitalist Welfare States and Gender Inequality2. Julia S. OConnor: Employment Equality Strategies in Liberal Welfare States3. Diane Sainsbury: Gender and Social Democratic Welfare StatesPart II. The Gendered Impact of Policies Across Welfare States4. Marcia K. Meyers, Janet C. Gornick, and Kathrin Ross: Public Childcare, Parental Leave, and Employment5. Majella Kilkey and Jonathan Bradshaw: Lone Mothers, Economic Well-being and Policies6. Diane Sainsbury: Taxation, Family Responsibilities, and Employment7. Gender Equality in the Labour MarketPart III. Gender Regimes and Welfare State Regimes8. Diane Sainsbury: Gender, Policy Regimes and Politics