Gendering the analysis of welfare states (with examples from Australia and the United States)

Ann Shola Orloff*

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Abstract

No one who listens to contemporary social policy debates-for example, about what is the proper balance between work and parenting for sole mothers receiving state pensions (“welfare mothers,�? in American parlance)- could doubt the importance of gender in the welfare state. While disagreement continues about the root cause of women’s oppression, few would deny that the character of welfare states affects men’s and women’s material situations, shapes gender relationships, structures political conflict and participation, and contributes to the formation and mobilization of gendered identities and interests.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPublic Rights, Public Rules
Subtitle of host publicationConstituting Citizens in the World Polity and National Policy
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages239-264
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9781135598228
ISBN (Print)9780815321262
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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