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Public policies that support families with young children: variation across US states

Marcia K. Meyers, Janet C. Gornick, Laura R. Peck, and Amanda J. Lockshin

in Child well-being, child poverty and child policy in modern nations (Revised 2nd Edition): What do we know?

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861342539
eISBN:
9781447301738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861342539.003.0018
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter discusses a new approach to understanding how state-level policies may affect childhood poverty in the Unites States. It begins with a section on the opportunities for public ... More


Can State Policies Produce Equality in Housework?

Shirley Dex

in Dividing the Domestic: Men, Women, and Household Work in Cross-National Perspective

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763578
eISBN:
9780804773744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763578.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter considers whether it is possible to devise effective state policies to achieve equality in household labor between men and women. It begins by examining the types of policy interventions ... More


The different Italian and British contexts: the link to women’s employment patterns

Cristina Solera

in Women in and out of paid work: Changes across generations in Italy and Britain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349309
eISBN:
9781447304319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349309.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Italy and Britain differ greatly in the level, type, and pattern of women's labour market participation, in their normative and institutional contexts, and in the way that these have changed from the ... More


The human condition is structurally unequal

Peter Townsend and David Gordon

in World poverty: New policies to defeat an old enemy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343956
eISBN:
9781447304340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343956.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter describes the scope of the book. Three types of institutions (the richest governments, international agencies, and largest corporations) are prime instigators or sponsors of the policies ... More


Cultural and Institutional Contexts

Birgit Pfau-Effinger

in Dividing the Domestic: Men, Women, and Household Work in Cross-National Perspective

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763578
eISBN:
9780804773744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763578.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter identifies the theoretical framework for explaining cross-national differences in the ways in which housework and care work are organized in a society. It begins with a brief outline of ... More


Theorizing Social Movement Influence on the State

Tamara Kay and R. L. Evans

in Trade Battles: Activism and the Politicization of International Trade Policy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190847432
eISBN:
9780190847470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190847432.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter lays out the book’s theoretical contribution to a growing literature that synthesizes organizations and social movements ideas by theorizing the dynamics of organizational fields and by ... More


Bearing the Burden of Welfare Reform

Lisa Sun-Hee Park

in Entitled to Nothing: The Struggle for Immigrant Health Care in the Age of Welfare Reform

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814768013
eISBN:
9780814768334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814768013.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This concluding chapter provides a summary of how the notion of public charge promotes a neoliberal ideology of personal responsibility and criminal dependency. The criminalization of low-income ... More


Setting the Scene

Meenaxi Barkataki-Ruscheweyh

in Dancing to the State: The Ethnic Compulsions of the Tangsa in Assam

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199472598
eISBN:
9780199089086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199472598.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Race and Ethnicity

Besides giving a general introduction, setting up the theoretical and analytical frame and providing a summary of the work, the first chapter also contains a description of the Documentation of ... More


The growth of xeno-racism and Islamophobia in Britain

Liz Fekete

in Race, Racism and Social Work: Contemporary issues and debates

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781447307082
eISBN:
9781447312123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447307082.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter looks at the growth of ‘xeno-racism’ – a ‘non-colour-coded’ racism that is based on conceptions of immigration status, culture and religion. Racism is not a static concept. Within social ... More


Representations of age

Bill Bytheway

in Unmasking age: The significance of age for social research

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426185
eISBN:
9781447304128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426185.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

In considering how age figures in the world around us, it is important to recognise that words and images are there to guide one's thinking. They underpin models of age because they create structured ... More


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