How can mainstream models and classifications be used in analyzing welfare states and gender? What sorts of modifications to traditional theory are required? These and other questions are addressed in this book - the first to synthesize the insights of feminist and mainstream research in examining the impact of gender on welfare state analysis and outcomes. The text also highlights the effect of welfare state policies on women and men. The international and interdisciplinary contributors approach the subject on two levels. First, they test the applicability of mainstream frameworks to new areas in analyzing gender. Second, they highlight possible reconceptualizations and innovative frameworks designed to provide gender-base
- Chapter 1: Introduction
- Chapter 2: Gender and Welfare States: Some Theoretical Reflections
- Chapter 3: Welfare State Regimes, Women's Interests and the EC
- Chapter 4: Childcare and Types of Welfare States
- Chapter 5: The German and British Welfare States as Employers: Patriarchal or Emancipatory?
- Chapter 6: Work, Welfare and Gender Equality: A New Typology
- Chapter 7: Comparing Welfare States: Towards a Gender Friendly Approach
- Chapter 8: Men's Welfare State, Women's Welfare State: Tendencies to Convergence in Practice and Theory?
- Chapter 9: German Pension Insurance, Gendered Times and Stratification
- Chapter 10: Women's and Men's Social Rights: Gendering Dimensions of Welfare States
- Chapter 11: Solo Mothers, Social Policy Regimes, and the Logics of Gender
- Chapter 12: Social Policy and Gender in Eastern Europe