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

Hardcover | January 19, 2015

EditorPatricia Kennedy, Naonori Kodate

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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.

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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, presentin...

Patricia Kennedy is a writer and researcher. She was a Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at the School of Applied Social Science, University College Dublin, Ireland, from 1995 until 2014. She has written extensively on motherhood and maternity policies in Ireland. Her areas of interest include: conceptual and theoretical approaches to ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:300 pages, 9.2 × 6.4 × 0.9 inPublished:January 19, 2015Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415738946

ISBN - 13:9780415738941

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Introduction  Patricia Kennedy and Naonori Kodate  1. Welfare States, Healthcare Regimes and Maternity Services and Policy: A Comparative Perspective  Patricia Kennedy, Naonori Kodate and Nadine Reibling  2. New Zealand  Riz Firestone, Anna Matheson, Barry Borman, Laura D. Howe and Lis Ellison-Loschmann  3. Ireland  Patricia Kennedy  4. United States of America  Christine H. Morton and Megan M. Henley  5. Australia  Meredith McIntyre  6. Scotland  Helen Cheyne  7. Canada  Louise Marie Roth and Amanda M. Lubold  8. Japan  Rieko Kishi Fukuzawa and Naonori Kodate  9. Italy  Marina Scavini and Chiara Molinari  10. Germany  Nadine Reibling and Monika Mischke  11. The Netherlands  Monika Ewa Kaminska  12. Sweden  Jan Thomas and Ingegered Hildingsson