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Raising Children: Emerging Needs, Modern Risks, and Social Responses

Jill Duerr Berrick and Neil Gilbert (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195310122
eISBN:
9780199865284
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310122.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Children and Families

Over the last half a century, technological and medical advances, shifting patterns of employment, the loosening of marital bonds, changing social norms, and the women's rights movement have ... More


Care Theory and Domestic Politics

Daniel Engster

in The Heart of Justice: Care ethics and Political Theory

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199214358
eISBN:
9780191706684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214358.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Care theorists have described a number of elements of a political theory of caring, but have not fully elaborated the basic political institutions and policies of a caring society. This chapter takes ... More


The Implications of Third Way Social Policy for Inequality, Social Cohesion, and Citizenship

Hartley Dean

in Welfare State Change: Towards a Third Way?

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199266722
eISBN:
9780191601941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266727.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Focuses on the UK and argues that the Labour Government has had firm ideas about both how social provision should look, and what the state can and cannot do about it. It suggests further that there ... More


New Risks—Are They Still New for the Nordic Welfare States?

Virpi Timonen

in New Risks, New Welfare: The Transformation of the European Welfare State

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199267262
eISBN:
9780191602023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019926726X.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Nordic welfare states led the way in consolidating new social risk provision through welfare state social care and active labour market policies some two decades ago. Current provision has ... More


France: A New World of Welfare for New Social Risks?

Bruno Palier and Christelle Mandin

in New Risks, New Welfare: The Transformation of the European Welfare State

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199267262
eISBN:
9780191602023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019926726X.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

In France, new social risk policies were not highly developed with the exception of the established tradition of childcare. Reforms were initially delayed by the strongly entrenched old social risk ... More


Spain's Transition to New Risks: A Farewell to ‘Superwomen’

Luis Moreno

in New Risks, New Welfare: The Transformation of the European Welfare State

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199267262
eISBN:
9780191602023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019926726X.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Mediterranean welfare states, of which Spain is a major example, have traditionally relied on family support and in particular on the unwaged work of women to provide child and elder care and to ... More


Switzerland: Negotiating a New Welfare State in a Fragmented Political System

Bonoli Giuliano

in New Risks, New Welfare: The Transformation of the European Welfare State

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199267262
eISBN:
9780191602023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019926726X.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The Swiss political system stresses compromise, negotiation, and consensus. As a result, collective welfare is relatively undeveloped and much is provided through compulsory occupational provision. ... More


Birth-rate Blues: A Real Crisis in the Making?

Francis G. Castles

in The Future of the Welfare State: Crisis Myths and Crisis Realities

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199270170
eISBN:
9780191601514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199270171.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Instead of focusing on a crisis for the welfare state, this chapter examines a contemporary crisis threat for which the welfare state in the form of family-friendly social policies may provide the ... More


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


The View from the Community

Devi Sridhar

in The Battle Against Hunger: Choice, Circumstance, and the World Bank

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549962
eISBN:
9780191720499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549962.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

This chapter presents findings on the impact of the Bank framework of women as ‘agents of change’ on the Bank's projects and the communities at which they are aimed, using TINP. It is a critical ... More


Public Childcare, Parental Leave, and Employment

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

in Gender and Welfare State Regimes

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294160
eISBN:
9780191600142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294166.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Analyses the effects of parental leave and public childcare on mothers’ employment across 14 countries, including the 12 countries discussed in the first 3 chapters. The results suggest that policy ... More


Unanticipated Gains: Origins of Network Inequality in Everyday Life

Mario Luis Small

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195384352
eISBN:
9780199869893
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384352.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Social capital theorists have shown that inequality arises in part because some people enjoy larger, more supportive, or otherwise more useful networks. But why do some people have better networks ... More


Who Cares for Preschool Children?

Jody Heymann

in Forgotten Families: Ending the Growing Crisis Confronting Children and Working Parents in the Global Economy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195156591
eISBN:
9780199943333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156591.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter examines the experiences of families raising children from birth through preschool in Latin America, Asia, Europe, and North America. It reports findings from in-depth studies of more ... More


Social Capital and Organizational Embeddedness

Mario Luis Small

in Unanticipated Gains: Origins of Network Inequality in Everyday Life

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195384352
eISBN:
9780199869893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384352.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Standard models of social capital have said little about how actors form the ties that generate social capital. This chapter proposes a model based on three assumptions: Actors may form ties either ... More


Shadow Mothers: Nannies, Au Pairs, and the Micropolitics of Mothering

Cameron Lynne Macdonald

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222328
eISBN:
9780520947818
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222328.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This book shines new light on an aspect of contemporary motherhood often hidden from view: the need for paid childcare by women returning to the workforce, and the complex bonds mothers forge with ... More


Introduction

Edward Rohs and Judith Estrine

in Raised by the Church: Growing up in New York City's Catholic Orphanages

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823240227
eISBN:
9780823240265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240227.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter is an overview of the world of the Catholic orphanage system into which Ed Rohs was placed. It opens with a comparison between the fantasies of Hollywood's orphans and the reality of ... More


Children of the 21st century: From birth to nine months

Shirley Dex and Heather Joshi (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346889
eISBN:
9781447301783
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346889.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This book documents the early lives of almost 19,000 children born in the UK at the start of the 21st century, and their families. It is the first time that analysis of data from the hugely important ... More


Cash and care: Policy challenges in the welfare state

Caroline Glendinning and Peter A. Kemp (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348562
eISBN:
9781447301615
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348562.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

Recent social trends and policy developments have called into question the divide between the provision of income support and social care services. This book examines this in light of key trends. It ... More


Educating Eudora: Parenthood Together

Siân Reynolds

in Marriage and Revolution: Monsieur and Madame Roland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199560424
eISBN:
9780191741814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560424.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

The Rolands’ only child, Eudora, is born in Amiens in 1781. Mme Roland's devotion to breast-feeding is well attested, but this chapter goes in detail into Eudora's upbringing, in which both parents ... More


Family Life Cycle and Consumption

Jane Whittle and Elizabeth Griffiths

in Consumption and Gender in the Early Seventeenth-Century Household: The World of Alice Le Strange

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199233533
eISBN:
9780191739330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233533.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The survival of the Le Stranges’ household accounts for a run of almost fifty years from 1606 to 1654 allows consumption to be observed across the family’s life cycle, from soon after marriage to the ... More


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