Gender, Welfare State and the Market: Towards a New Division of Labour

Arnlaug Leira and Thomas P. Boje (edtitors)  

London: Routledge 2000   

ISBN/ISSN: 0415235316    

This volume represents the present state of theoretical debate in welfare state scholarship, drawing on research from western Europe, North America and Japan. It therefore provides a valuable balance of breadth and detail from the broad international overview to comparisons between specific welfare states and national case studies.

Contents:

Introduction: Gender, welfare state and the market: towards a new division of labour? Thomas P. Boje and Arnlaug Leira

Section 1: Women's Employment and Welfare Systems

1. Paid work, unpaid work and welfare: towards a framework for studying welfare state variation Mary Daly

2. Citizenship, family policy and women's pattern of employment Thomas P. Boje and Anna-Lena Almqvist

3. Variation within post-fordist and liberal welfare state countries, women's work and social rights in Canada and the United States Cecilia Benoit

4. Family policy and mothers' employment: cross-national varitions Janet Gornick

Section II. Family Policy - Work and Care in Different Welfare Systems

5. Gendered Policies: family obligations and social policies in Europe Chiara Saraceno

6. Combining work and family: Nordic policy reforms in the 1990s Arnlaug Leira

7. Child care policies in Japan: post-war developments and recent reforms Ito Peng

8. Changing obligations and expectations: lone parenthood and social policy Jane Millar

9. Solo mothers - how do they work and care in different welfare state regimes? Jørgen Elm Larsen

10. Labour, gender, and the state Evelyn Mahon

By Arnlaug Leira
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