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Gender and Welfare State Regimes

Diane Sainsbury


Gender and Welfare State Regimes focuses on how social provision, taxation, and labour market policies structure and transform gender relations in several advanced industrial democracies. A central question is whether gender policy regimes coincide or cut across welfare state regimes. The first chapters examine the construction of gender in policies of countries representing the same welfare state regime—the conservative, liberal and social democratic regimes—while the subsequent chapters compare policies across welfare state regimes. The book argues that policy variations across the countries ... More

Keywords: gender policy, gender relations, industrial relations, labour market, political parties, social provision, state structures, taxation, welfare state, women's movements

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Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780198294160
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198294166.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Diane Sainsbury, editor
University of Stockholm
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Diane Sainsbury

Part One Gender Inequality and Welfare State Regimes

Part Two The Gendered Impact of Policies Across Welfare State Regimes

4 Public Childcare, Parental Leave, and Employment

Marcia K. Meyers, Janet C. Gornick, and Katherin E. Ross

5 Lone Mothers, Economic Well‐Being, and Policies

Majella Kilkey and Jonathan Bradshaw

Part Three Gender Regimes and Welfare State Regimes

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