Cloth $89.95 ISBN: 9781847426659 Published July 2012 For sale in North and South America only
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Gender Equality in the Welfare State?

Gillian Pascall

Gillian Pascall

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

194 pages | 27 figures, 6 tables | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 | © 2012
Cloth $89.95 ISBN: 9781847426659 Published July 2012 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $34.95 ISBN: 9781847426642 Published August 2012 For sale in North and South America only

The construction of welfare states during the postwar era relied upon many assumptions about gender differences. Originally placing men as breadwinners and women as caregivers, these states have attempted to rebalance gender roles in their programs over the decades. In Gender Equality in the Welfare State? Gillian Pascall questions how successful they have been. Analyzing the male breadwinner model as it operates in the central areas of care, work, time, income, and power, she provides a framework for understanding the policies and practices that have worked toward gender equality. Contextualizing national policies and debates within data and analysis, she offers a new and important approach to an issue of wide concern.
 

Kirstein Rummery, University of Stirling
“It makes a valuable and timely contribution to scholarship in this area.”
Baroness (Ruth) Lister of Burtersett, Loughborough University
“There is a crying need for this publication. Anyone who teaches in the area of gender and social policy will want this publication.”
International Journal of Social Welfare
“Pascall’s book offers an accessible, valuable guide to gender equality in welfare systems. . . . It comes at a critical point when recession threatens hard-won gains on socioeconomic welfare and gender equality.”
Contents
List of figures, tables and boxes
About the author
Acknowledgements

1. Introduction
2. Understanding gender in welfare states
3. Gendered power
4. Gendered employment
5. Gendered care
6. Gendered income
7. Gendered time
8. Conclusion

References
Index
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