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Family policy: charting new waters

Jochen Clasen

in Reforming European Welfare States: Germany and the United Kingdom Compared

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199270712
eISBN:
9780191603266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199270716.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The chapter discusses three periods of policy change in the field of family policy. Concentrating on basic aspects of family support, such benefits and tax allowances for families, as well as pension ... More


Forging a Gender Contract in Early National and International Labour Regulation

Leah F. Vosko

in Managing the Margins: Gender, Citizenship, and the International Regulation of Precarious Employment

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199574810
eISBN:
9780191722080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574810.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy, HRM / IR

This chapter traces the prehistory of the SER at the national and international levels, demonstrating its gendered roots. Building on scholarship in women's history illustrating how early attempts to ... More


Germany: Poverty as a Risk for Women Deviating from The Male Breadwinner Norm

Ute Klammer

in Poor Women in Rich Countries: The Feminization of Poverty Over the Life Course

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195314304
eISBN:
9780199865574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314304.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter discusses women's poverty in Germany. Topics covered include the distribution and development of poverty in Germany, the male breadwinner model and its differential impact on West and ... More


A Company of One: Insecurity, Independence, and the New World of White-Collar Unemployment

Carrie M. Lane

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449642
eISBN:
9780801460791
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449642.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Being laid off can be a traumatic event. The unemployed worry about how they will pay their bills and find a new job. In the American economy's boom-and-bust business cycle since the 1980s, repeated ... More


Having a Life

Stewart D. Friedman and Jeffrey H. Greenhaus

in Work and Family—Allies or Enemies?: What Happens When Business Professionals Confront Life Choices

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112757
eISBN:
9780199848737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112757.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

It will come as little surprise that constant gender role stereotypes have a lot to do with the life satisfaction of people in the survey, and probably that of most readers. Most men are busy being ... More


Earning a Living: Daughters and the Family Economy

Selina Todd

in Young Women, Work, and Family in England 1918-1950

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199282753
eISBN:
9780191712494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282753.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter assesses young women's family relations, demonstrating that the family economy structured their educational and employment opportunities. The reasons why young women's earnings were so ... More


Gender equality, citizenship and welfare state restructuring

Birte Siim

in The changing face of welfare: Consequences and outcomes from a citizenship perspective

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345929
eISBN:
9781447303701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345929.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter uses the framework of citizenship to study the barriers and potentials for gender equality in the era of globalisation and welfare-state restructuring. In this frame, citizenship has two ... More


‘Dead, missing or prisoner of war?’ – classifying men lost in action

Barbara Hately-Broad

in War and Welfare: British POW Families, 1939–45

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078545
eISBN:
9781781702352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078545.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter elaborates the different scales of allowances that were applicable depending on whether the serviceman was deemed to be missing, prisoner of war or killed. For many families, the point ... More


The family in the Swedish model

Åsa Lundqvist

in Family policy paradoxes: Gender equality and labour market regulation in Sweden, 1930-2010

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424556
eISBN:
9781447302339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424556.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter suggests that an ambivalent family ideal dominated the period between 1940 and 1960. This ambivalence reflected a deepening of the work–family balance paradox from the 1930s; while ... More


Towards gender-neutral ideals and gender equality politics

Åsa Lundqvist

in Family policy paradoxes: Gender equality and labour market regulation in Sweden, 1930-2010

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424556
eISBN:
9781447302339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424556.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter looks at the intellectual and political debate that led to the overhaul of family policy in the late 1960s and the 1970s. A sex-role debate, a radicalisation of the equality rhetoric ... More


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